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Mount Publishes Research on Macroporous Zones in the Biscayne Aquifer

Gregory Mount and co-authors published a research article titled “Delineation of macroporous zones in the unsaturated portion of the Miami Limestone using ground penetrating radar, Miami Dade County, Florida” in the Journal of Hydrology.

Posted on 8/27/2015 10:19:26 AM

Geoscience’s Lewis Awarded NSF Grant to Enhance STEM Diversity and Training

Jon Lewis will serve as the principal investigator along with co-PI Sharon Cooper from Ocean Leadership in Washington, D.C. in a one-year proof-of-concept project called STEMSEAS (STEM Student Experiences Aboard Ships).

Posted on 8/22/2015 9:49:12 AM

Warnock Helps Unravel Mysterious Death of Jurassic Dinosaurs

IUP’s newest Geoscience faculty member, Jonathan Warnock, recently returned to IUP from a field season of unearthing and imaging dinosaur bones from Utah’s Jurassic “Death Pit,”

Posted on 8/14/2015 9:25:44 AM

Geoscience Student Receives Research Grant from Geological Society of America Section

Mike Barber, Geoscience Department,  has recently been selected to receive a Northeastern Section Stephen G. Pollock Undergraduate Student Research Grant from the Geological Society of America. This award will fund Mike's research which involves mapping an ancient lava flow.

Posted on 8/3/2015 9:16:34 AM

Geoscience’s Lewis and Recent Grad O’Hara Publish on Tectonic Collision in Taiwan

Jon Lewis, Dan O’Hara (BS ’14; now PhD student at U. of Oregon) and Ruey-Juin Rau from National Cheng Kung University published “Seismogenic strain across the transition from fore‐arc slivering to collision in southern Taiwan” in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Posted on 6/23/2015 2:24:41 PM

Geoscience Students Named 2014 Provost Scholars

The Geoscience Department congratulates these student on being named IUP Provost Scholars for 2014.

Posted on 5/8/2015 7:22:17 AM

Geoscience Students on Fall 2014 Dean’s List

The Geoscience Department congratulates its majors on being named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.

Posted on 4/27/2015 10:09:47 AM

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