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Geoscience Day 2014

The senior Geoscience majors will present their research at the 40th annual Geoscience Day.

Where: IUP, Weyandt Hall Planetarium

When: April 25, 2014

Presentation Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Steve Hovan
  • Session 1: Earth History and Surface Processes
    • 9:15– Zachary Tolbart: Trilobite Biostratigraphy Near the Base of the Proposed "Lawsonian Stage" Across Southern North America (Western Laurentia)
    • 9:30 – Samantha Ritzer: Discharge in California Rivers Associated with Pacific Decadal Oscillation
    • 9:45 – Sage Wagner: Morphometric Analysis for Characterizing Submarine Drainage Networks: Upper East Scotian Slope
    • 10:00 – Nicholas Gressang: Dissolved Material Flux into Yellow Creek Reservoir: Laurel Run Indiana, PA
  • 10:15 – Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
  • Session 2: Environmental Applications
    • 11:00 – Alexander Patterson: Environmental Site Assessment of the Former Josephine Iron Works in Indiana County, Pennsylvania
    • 11:15 – Nicholas Zbur: Effects of Dual-Phase Extraction on Benzene/MTBE Concentrations for a Site with a Historic Underground Petroleum Release
    • 11:30 – Shannen Stiffler: Energy Consumption Analysis of Indiana University of Pennsylvania Residence Halls
  • 11:45–1:15 p.m. Lunch Break
  • Session 3:  Geologic Models
    • 1:15 – Michael Stoehr: Stream Flow Imaging of an EmRiver Em2 Stream Table
    • 1:30 – Dennis J. Carpinello: Models of Hypothetical Stream Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing of the Marcellus Shale in Indiana County, Pennsylvania
    • 1:45 – Thomas Paronish: Analysis of Field Based Fault Kinematic and Structural Fabric Data from Southwestern Taiwan to Determine Stress Geometry During Early Mountain Building
    • 2:00  W. David Watkins: Potential Causes for Along-Strike Variability of Slow Slip Events
    • 2:15  Jerome Kay: Thermal Maturity Modelling of the Marcellus Shale: Impact of Variable Geothermal Gradients on Estimates of Eroded Overburden
  • 2:303:30 p.m – Alumni Lecture: Kalin McDannel (’08) PhD Candidate, Lehigh University  “Landscape Evolution in the Hangal Dome, Mongolia"
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