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Geoscience Alumna Kutchko Appointed to Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has named an IUP Geoscience Department graduate, Barbara (Osgood) Kutchko, as one of nine members on a new advisory board that will help draft regulations for the oil and gas industry.

Posted on 3/12/2015 9:18:01 AM

Geoscience Student Barber Accepted to Okeanos Explorer in Training Program

Michael Barber, an undergraduate student in Geoscience, was recently accepted to participate in the oceanography research program aboard the Okeanos Explorer, the nation’s only federally operated vessel dedicated to ocean exploration.

Posted on 3/5/2015 4:16:44 PM

Hovan and Three Geoscience Students To Embark On Atlantic Ocean Research Expedition

Steve Hovan and undergraduate students Sierra Davis, Michael Barber, and Jules Dill will join scientists on a five-week oceanographic research expedition to assess how deep ocean current circulation has changed since the last glacial ice age and the influence this has on global climates.

Posted on 10/7/2014 9:52:19 AM

Mount Publishes Research On Subsurface Water in Florida’s Biscayne Aquifer

Geoscience Department faculty member Greg Mount co-published “Estimating porosity and solid dielectric permittivity in the Miami Limestone using high-frequency ground penetrating radar (GPR) measurements at the laboratory scale.”

Posted on 10/7/2014 9:17:46 AM

Geoscience Students Discuss Summer Field Research in the Cascades

Join us on Friday, September 5, to hear nine Geoscience students recount their adventures and scientific discoveries during their summer 2014 field research in the Oregon Cascade Mountains.

Posted on 9/4/2014 8:09:19 AM

Geoscience Students Participate in Oregon Lava Flow Research

Nine Geoscience students accompanied faculty members Nick Deardorff and Jon Lewis into  the wilderness of Oregon to study volcanic deposits and collect samples and other data.

Posted on 8/7/2014 11:11:02 AM

Deardorff Receives Faculty Professional Development Grant to Research Lava Flow Textures

Nick Deardorff, Department of Geoscience, received a PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Grant for his research on lava flow textures in Oregon.

Posted on 7/16/2014 9:10:53 AM

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