Geoscience Day 2013

The senior Geoscience majors will present their research at the 39th annual Geoscience Day.

Where: IUP, Weyandt Hall Planetarium

When: May 3, 2013

Geoscience Day 2013 Program (PDF)

Presentation Schedule

  • 7:50 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Steve Hovan
  • Session 1: Paleontology and Astronomy
    • 8:00 - John Kearney: Refinement of Species within the Lower Ordovician Trilobite Genus Bellefontia
    • 8:15 - Joy Kiefer: Species Diversity of the Early Ordovician Trilobite Genus Paraplethopeltis in the Manitou Formation of Colorado
    • 8:30 - James Harley: Defining the Time Interval for the Formation of Pedestal Craters on Mars
    • 8:45 - Nicole Mountain: Investigating the Seasons: A New Model in Science Teaching
  • 9:00 - Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
  • Session 2: Sedimentology and Structure
    • 9:15 - Kellie Kerner: Sedimentary Analysis of the Black River Bay
    • 9:30 - Erin McGowan: GIS Analysis of Bathymetric Data and Accumulation Rates in Yellow Creek Lake
    • 9:45 - Matthew Toland: 3D Interpretation of Mass Transport Deposits on the East Scotian Slope, Canada
    • 10:00 - Daniel O'Hara: Slip Partitioning Offshore Southeast Taiwan and Southward Propagation of the Longitudinal Valley Fault: Evidence from Focal Mechanism Strain Inversions
  • 10:15 - Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
  • Session 3: Energy and the Environment
    • 10:30 - Aaron Blair: Stream Remediation as an Essential Component to Healthy Watersheds
    • 10:45 - Adam Quinn: Correlating Levels of Salt and Metal Contamination in Beaver Run Reservoir to Hydraulic Fracturing of Nearby Marcellus Drill Site Locations
    • 11:00 - Zachary Carr: Total Dissolved Solids in Twolick Creek Watershed
    • 11:15 - Aaron Brownley: Unconventional Resources in the Appalachian Basin: Comparing the Utica and Marcellus Shales
    • 11:30 - Anthony Vaiana: Estimating the Amount of Total Organic Carbon in Devonian Shales of the Appalachian Basin Using Wireline Logs: A Case Study from Eastern Kentucky
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. - Alumni Lecture: Scott McCallum ('00), EQT Production
    • His talk will focus on his work with the Marcellus Shale: "Regional Sequence Stratigraphic Interpretation of the Marcellus Shale"