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Geoscience Day 2009

The senior Geoscience majors are presenting their research at the 35th annual Geoscience Day.

Where: IUP, Weyandt Hall Planetarium

When: April 24, 2009 8:15 a.m.–noon

Full Geoscience Day schedule and abstracts in PDF format.


  • Tom Bondra: "Biostratigraphic Corellation of the Laurentian Carbonate Platform Using Newly Discovered Trilobite Species"
  • Aaron Bowser: "Jointing in the Marcellus Shale"

Environmental Geoscience

  • Joe Ruffini: "A Hydrologic Comparison of Leachate of Coal Refuse Material with CFB Coal Ash"
  • Chad Paronish: "Establishing a relationship between Metal Concentrations, pH and Discharge in an Acid Mine Drainage"
  • Ben Stufft: "The Effects of the Conemaugh Dam on Flood Plain Sedimentation Rates"


  • Ashley Hague: "Eolian Deposition Patterns in the EEP: Insight into Paleowinds and Paleolocation of the ITCZ"
  • Tina Ritter: "ODP Eastern Equatorial Pacific Leg 138: Eolian Dust Records Trade Wind Influence On Global Climate"

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Kevin M. Jones (IUP 2003): "Neodymium isotopes in the ocean and their use as a tracer of past oceanic conditions"

Link to past geoscience day information: Geoscience Day 2008 

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