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Geoscience Students Present Research at Pittsburgh Geological Society

Geoscience undergraduate students Anthony Vaiana and Matt Toland presented their senior research projects on April 17, 2013, at a poster session sponsored by the Pittsburgh Geological Society. Competing against fellow geology students from western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, Vaiana took home the first place poster prize in the geology category for his topic, “Estimating the amount of total organic carbon in Devonian shales of the Appalachian Basin using wireline logs: a case study from eastern Kentucky.”

Each year, the Pittsburgh Geological Society, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh chapters of the Association of Engineering Geologists and the American Society of Civil Engineers, has sponsored a special meeting in Pittsburgh dedicated to student research in the earth sciences. This year, the meeting was attended by 95 earth science professionals and students from the tri-state area, a new record for attendance. This is the fifth year in a row that IUP geoscience students have presented their senior research projects at PGS.

Congratulations to Anthony and Matt!

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