Geoscience Day 2017

The senior geoscience majors will present their research at the 43rd annual Geoscience Day.

Where: IUP, Weyandt Hall Planetarium

When: April 28, 2017

Geoscience Day 2017 Program (PDF)

Presentation Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction
  • Session 1: Sedimentology and Environmental Geology
    • 8:15 - Kyle Potts: A Characterization of the Foreknobs Formation
    • 8:30 - Travis Anderson: Testing and Comparing Methane Flow Measuring Instruments
    • 8:45 - Molly Rudolchick: Quantifying Methane Emissions from Abandoned Legacy Gas Wells in Indiana County, PA
    • 9:00 - Rachel Krueger: The Effectiveness of Scrubbers on the Homer City Generating Station
    • 9:15 - Phil Meli: Modeling Macroporous Dissolution Features of the Upper Portion of the Biscayne Aquifer Using Ground Penetrating Radar, Everglades National Park
  • Session 2: Astronomy, Tectonics and Volcanology
    • 9:45 - Cara Mehalek: Water on Mars and the Potential for Briny Aquifers
    • 10:00 - Danielle Guttman: Drainage Patterns in the Warrego Valles, Mars
    • 10:15 - Allie Berry: The Longitudinal and Vertical Distribution of Brittle Deformation in the South Central Range of Taiwan: Constraints from Earthquakes and Mesoscale Faults
    • 10:30 - Cate Bressers: Deformation Patterns from Strain Inversions Along the Eastern Margin of the Orogenic Suture in Eastern Taiwan
    • 10:45 - Dan Golus: Recrystallization of Basaltic Tephra through Reheating Experiments
    • 11:00 - Cyrielle Humbert: Experimental Crystallization of Basaltic Tephra Under the Influence of NaCl: An Analog for Recycling in the Submarine Environment
  • Session 3: Hydrology
    • 12:45 - Matt Spegal: Removing Atmospheric Pressure Influences on Stream Water Level Data; Indiana County, PA
    • 1:00 - Mason Luster: The Impact of Environmental Factors on Stream and Pond Temperatures
    • 1:15- Ian Dickie and Tyler Lloyd: Measuring the Retention Pond Effect on Storm Water Discharge for Marsh Run’s East Branch
  • Alumni Presentation
    • 1:45 p.m.: David Curry ‘91: PAESTA and My Favorite Earth/Space STEM Activities