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Geoscience Day 2013

  • The senior Geoscience majors will present their research at the 39th annual Geoscience Day.

    Where: IUP, Weyandt Hall Planetarium

    When: May 3, 2013

    Presentation Schedule

    • 7:50 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Steve Hovan
    • Session 1: Paleontology and Astronomy
      • 8:00 – John Kearney: Refinement of Species within the Lower Ordovician Trilobite Genus Bellefontia
      • 8:15 – Joy Kiefer: Species Diversity of the Early Ordovician Trilobite Genus Paraplethopeltis in the Manitou Formation of Colorado
      • 8:30 – James Harley: Defining the Time Interval for the Formation of Pedestal Craters on Mars
      • 8:45 – Nicole Mountain: Investigating the Seasons: A New Model in Science Teaching
    • 9:00 – Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
    • Session 2: Sedimentology and Structure
      • 9:15 – Kellie Kerner: Sedimentary Analysis of the Black River Bay
      • 9:30 – Erin McGowan: GIS Analysis of Bathymetric Data and Accumulation Rates in Yellow Creek Lake
      • 9:45 – Matthew Toland: 3D Interpretation of Mass Transport Deposits on the East Scotian Slope, Canada
      • 10:00 – Daniel O’Hara: Slip Partitioning Offshore Southeast Taiwan and Southward Propagation of the Longitudinal Valley Fault: Evidence from Focal Mechanism Strain Inversions
    • 10:15 – Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
    • Session 3: Energy and the Environment
      • 10:30 – Aaron Blair: Stream Remediation as an Essential Component to Healthy Watersheds
      • 10:45 – Adam Quinn: Correlating Levels of Salt and Metal Contamination in Beaver Run Reservoir to Hydraulic Fracturing of Nearby Marcellus Drill Site Locations
      • 11:00 – Zachary Carr: Total Dissolved Solids in Twolick Creek Watershed
      • 11:15 – Aaron Brownley: Unconventional Resources in the Appalachian Basin: Comparing the Utica and Marcellus Shales
      • 11:30 – Anthony Vaiana: Estimating the Amount of Total Organic Carbon in Devonian Shales of the Appalachian Basin Using Wireline Logs: A Case Study from Eastern Kentucky
    • 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Lunch Break
    • 1:00–2:00 p.m. – Alumni Lecture: Scott McCallum (’00), EQT Production
      • His talk will focus on his work with the Marcellus Shale: “Regional Sequence Stratigraphic Interpretation of the Marcellus Shale”