Geoscience Day 2012

  • The senior Geoscience majors will present their research at the 38th annual Geoscience Day.

    Where: IUP, Weyandt Hall Planetarium

    When: April 27, 2012

    Presentation Schedule

    • 8:20 a.m. — Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Steve Hovan
    • Session 1: Oceanography, Geology, and Climate
      • 8:30 a.m. Mike Russo: Biogenic silica Digestion Methods: Assessing the Impact on the Eolian Dust Record
      • 8:45 a.m. — Caz Bejgar: Utility of Conodonts for Refining the Age of the Upper Stonehenge Transgression and Basal Nittany Regression in the Central Appalachians
      • 9:00 a.m.— Mike Deemer: Thermal Alteration of Johnston Site Lithic Materials
      • 9:15 a.m.— Stephen Norair: Stream Discharge Trends and Patterns Within the Great Lakes Region
      • 9:30 a.m.— Renee Heldman: Comparing Lake and Soil Geochemistry to Understand Limitations on Biology in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
    • 9:45 a.m. — Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
    • Session 2: Environment and Energy
      • 10:00 a.m.— Tyson Milbrand: Preliminary Stream Site Characterization for Quaker Run, SCRA Site 19
      • 10:15 a.m.— Josh Putt: Effects of a Natural Wetland on Abandoned Mine Drainage on the North Fork of the Twolick Creek Watershed - Commodore, PA
      • 10:30 a.m.— Heather McGinnis: Analysis of Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) Impacts on Bear Run, Indiana, County PA, During Times of Abnormally High Precipitation in 2011
      • 10:45 a.m.— Jason Wolfe: Surface Water Quality of Beaver Run Reservoir Due to Marcellus Gas-Shale Drilling
      • 11:00 a.m.— Pat Boyle: Basin-Wide Synthesis of Thermal Maturation Indices of the Paleozoic Appalachian Basin
    • 11:15 a.m. — Alumni Lecture: Steve Smith (’01), Geodetic Earth Scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
      • His talk will focus on his research on Alaskan volcanos: “Chronologic Multisensor Assessment for Mount Cleveland, Alaska from 2000–2000 Focusing on the 2001 Eruption”

    Links to Past Geoscience Day Information: