Geoscience Day 2016

The senior geoscience majors will present their research at the 42nd annual Geoscience Day.

Where: IUP, Weyandt Hall Planetarium

When: April 24, 2015

Geoscience Day 2016 Program (PDF)

Presentation Schedule

  • 7:55 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction
  • Session 1: Energy and the Environment
    • 8:00 Kyle Eldridge: Environmental Site Assessment of the Robinsteen Collar and Leather Co. Property Indiana, PA
    • 8:15 Dom Affinito: Possible Shallow Subsurface Detection of a Contaminant Plume with the Use of Ground Penetrating Radar
    • 8:30 Ray Ward: Locating Abandoned Wells Using GIS and Geophysical Techniques in Western Pennsylvania
    • 8:45 Aaron Rotto: Digital Image Analysis With Potential for Ground Truthing
    • 9:00 Chad Miedel: Significant Chemical and Mineralogical Signatures in Soils Surrounding a Potentially Leaking Natural Gas Well Brine Tank
  • Session 2: Astronomy, Archaeology, Structural Geology and Volcanology
    • 9:45 Samantha Cooper: Mapping Mars River Systems: Paleoclimate Implications 
    • 10:00 Jonathan King:  Site Formation Processes at Lawrenz Gun Club: A Micromorphologic Analysis of a Mississippian Structure 
    • 10:15 Shane Simcoviak: Influence on Volume Loss and Volume Gain within the Bellefonte Formation 
    • 10:30 Charles Cavallotti: Analysis of Focal Mechanism Solutions to Investigate an Apparent Aseismic Zone Beneath the Central Range, Taiwan 
    • 10:45 Aaron Voegtle: Flow Composition using Structure from Motion, Average Block Size, and MATLAB
    • 11:00 Drew Yetter: LIDAR Studies of Lava Flows
    • 11:15 Mike Barber: Mapping Mokst Butte Lava Flow in Central Oregon Using LIDAR Reflection Intensity Data and Field Observations
  • Session 3:  Hydrology, Oceanography and Paleontology
    • 1:00 Dylan Gruse: Characterization of High Elevation Bogs in the Allegheny Front of the Appalachian Mountains
    • 1:15 Jacob Brown: Seasonal Effect on Stream Water Temperature
    • 1:30 Josh Master: Measuring the Impact of Atmosphere Pressure Variations on Stream Data Loggers in Indiana, Pennsylvania
    • 1:45 Adam Caliguiri: Interpreting Dust Grain Size from the Central-Atlantic Ocean to Analyze Tropical Trade Wind Intensity Changes from the Pliocene to Pleistocene
    • 2:00 Savannah Irwin: Ibexian Faunas of the Jones Ridge Formation, Ogilvie Mountains, East-central Alaska
    • 2:15 Wesley Kamerer: Refined Age-dating and Correlations of Cambrian-Ordovician Limestone Deposits in Alaska and the Yukon Based Upon Agnostoid Arthropods
  • Alumni Presentation
    • Dr. John F. Taylor ' 75: The Tanshanaspis-Apoplanias Transition: Whittling Down a Gap in the Late Cambrian Time Scale