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

Geoscience Day 2014 Program (PDF)

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
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. - Alumni Lecture: Kalin McDannel ('08) PhD Candidate, Lehigh University "Landscape Evolution in the Hangal Dome, Mongolia"