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Women in geology
E. R. Applin (1895-1972)
M.A. University of California at Berkeley
Employed as a paleontologist by E. T. Dumble at the Rio Bravo Oil Company.
Realized the importance of micropaleontology in the search for oil.
Taught for a short time in the Department of Geological Sciences at UT.
Later joined the USGS where she made important contributions to the seminal work in foraminifera of R. A. Cushman.
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Esther Richards Applin
Image from Ferguson, 1982, courtesy of BEG and AAPG