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Coles Shares the Sky at White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh

Ken Coles, Geoscience, participated in Astronomy Night at Allegheny Observatory, part of the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh, on October 13, 2016. Conference participants, students, and members of the public observed the heavens through telescopes, including one set up by Coles.

Posted on 10/14/2016 9:08:22 AM

Lewis and Geoscience Student Berry Present on Non-Equilibrium Topography and Active Fault Tectonics

Undergraduate student Allison Berry ('17) presented work she has done with Jon Lewis (Department of Geoscience) on his recently completed National Science Foundation project to understand non-equilibrium topography in southern Taiwan. Lewis presented a talk on his ongoing work with Costa Rican collaborators on active fault tectonics in Costa Rica.

Posted on 10/1/2016 6:29:06 PM

Dinosaur Murder Mystery Site Research Conducted by Warnock and Geoscience Students

For the past five years, Jonathan Warnock, a paleoclimatologist in the IUP Geoscience Department, has done research at the Cleveland-Lloyd dinosaur quarry near Price, Utah in conjunction with colleague Joseph Peterson from the University of Wisconsin. Scientists consider the area as having one of the densest concentrations of bones ever found, but don’t understand why or how this group of carnivorous dinosaurs came together.

Posted on 7/18/2016 1:16:59 PM

Geoscience Students on Spring 2016 Dean's List

The Geoscience Department congratulates its majors on being named to the Dean's List for Spring 2016.

Posted on 6/20/2016 9:34:29 AM

Inaugural Transit of STEMSEAS Arrives in Honolulu

STEMSEAS (STEM Student Experiences Aboard Ships) is an NSF-Funded pilot project aimed at improving retention, enhancing outcomes, and increasing diversity and overall numbers in geoscience fields by providing undergraduate students transformative experiences at sea.

Posted on 6/8/2016 7:19:51 AM

Geoscience’s Lewis Gives Invited Talk at Japan Geosciences Union Meeting

On May 24, 2016, Jon Lewis presented his talk titled “The influence of upper plate tectonic inheritance in the southern Taiwan arc-continent collision” in a session focusing on the geodynamic evolution of northeast Asia and the western Pacific at the Japan Geosciences Union Meeting in Tokyo.

Posted on 6/2/2016 1:54:44 PM

Students Gear Up for 42nd Annual Geoscience Day

The 42nd annual Geoscience Day will be April 29, 2016. Nineteen senior Geoscience students will present their independent research during the Geoscience Day Symposium. This will be followed by a talk by alumnus John Taylor (’75).

Posted on 4/15/2016 9:45:27 AM

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