|Alma mater||Howard University
|Fields||Geophysics, Biogeophysics, Tectonics|
|Institutions||University of Delaware|
Atekwana grew up in Cameroon and obtained her B.S. in Geology from Howard University in 1983 as a first-generation college student. She later completed an M.S. in the same subject, also at Howard University in 1986. In 1991, Atekwana completed a Ph.D. in Geophysics at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After completing graduate school, she became an assistant professor at Western Michigan University. She taught at Missouri University's School of Science and Technology before Oklahoma State University's Boone Pickens School of Geology.
Atekwana's research focuses investigating the effects of microbial-mediated processes on geological media. She also studies the tectonic processes that occur during incipient rifting of continental crust.
Awards and honours
- Eminent Faculty Award, Oklahoma State University (2015)
- Outstanding Educator Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2016)
- "Estella Atekwana". ceoe.udel.edu. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
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- Karen B. Roberts (2018-03-08). "Estella Atekwana, inspiring the next generation". udel.edu. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
- Atekwana, Estella A.; Slater, Lee D. (2009-12-31). "Biogeophysics: A new frontier in Earth science research". Reviews of Geophysics. 47 (4): RG4004. Bibcode:2009RvGeo..47.4004A. doi:10.1029/2009rg000285. ISSN 8755-1209.
- Alex Marianos (2015-12-02). "Oklahoma State University recognizes Atekwana, Masters during 2015 University Awards Convocation". news.okstate.edu. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
- "SEG Announces 2016 Honors and Awards Recipients". seg.org. 2016-05-26. Retrieved 2019-02-28.