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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

Coles Recruits Amateurs to Measure Asteroids

Ken Coles volunteered as an exhibitor at the Northeast Astronomy Forum in Suffern, N.Y., the largest astronomy show in the U.S., in April 2015. He worked with a group seeking observers to measure asteroids.

Posted on 4/23/2015 3:54:34 PM

Mount Presents Research Findings from Everglades Study

Gregory Mount, Department of Geoscience, co-authored three research posters presented at the 2015 Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference. The posters focused on work covering the application of hydrogeophysical techniques to aquifer characterization and carbon cycling in the Everglades.

Posted on 4/22/2015 4:45:17 PM

Geoscience Students Win Research Awards

Geoscience students presented their research during Research Appreciation Week 2015 at IUP as well as at the Pittsburgh Geological Society student night.

Posted on 4/16/2015 9:09:53 AM

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