Geoscience Day 2020

The senior geoscience majors presented their research at the 46th annual Geoscience Day.

Where: IUP, Weyandt Hall Planetarium

When: April 24, 2020

Geoscience Day 2020 Program (PDF)

Recordings available on our YouTube Channel

Morning Sessions 1, 2 and 3

Afternoon Session 4

Presentation Schedule

  • 8:00 Opening Remarks by Dr. Nick Deardorff
  • Session 1: Tectonics and Volcanism
    • 8:10 Lindsey Aman: Rapid Exhumation of the Eastern Central Range of Taiwan: Constraints from Brittle Deformation Patterns
    • 8:30 Ross Bolesta: Characterizing Low-relief, High-elevation Landscapes using Drone Imagery near Jiaming Lake, Taiwan
    • 8:50 Allison Rife: Effects of Compositions on Recrystalization in Pyroclast Recycling
    • 9:10 Charis Biancuzzo: Seawater Interactions: A Look at Chlorine Infusion in Submarine Volcanic Eruptions

  • Session 2: Environmental Geology
    • 9:45 Justin Fenchak: Potential Issues Between Oil and Gas Pipeline and Superfund Sites
    • 10:05 John Grozanick: Electrical Resistivity Imaging of the Subsurface at Glacier Creek Preserve for Agricultural and Prairie Land
    • 10:25 Brian Bennett: Fugitive Soil Vapor and Natural Gas Well Emissions from a Non-Integral Abandoned Conventional Gas Well

  • Session 3: Fluvial Geology and Hydrogeology
    • 11:00 Gabriella Millette: Distribution and Variation of Anthropogenic Debris within Marsh Run, Indiana PA
    • 11:20 Ryann Knowles: Determining a Water Budget for a Suburban Headwater Stream, McCarthy Run, Indiana, Pennsylvania
    • 11:40 Ian Darragh: Water Quality of Marsh Run, a Small-town Urban Stream in Indiana Borough, Pennsylvania

  • Session 4: Stratigraphy. Climate, and Paleoceanography
    • 1:00 Mitchell Moore: Environmental Determination for Paleoecological Reconstruction of Jurassic National Monument
    • 1:20 Shane Parker: The Effect of a Western Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse on Nutrient Recycling Rates During Marine Isotope Stage 31
    • 1:40 Victoria Lewis: Determining the Impacts of Paleoclimate Changes on Oceanic Nutrient Conditions with the use of Diatom Records
    • 2:00 Kevin Soffera: The Record of Terrigenous Glacial/Interglacial Variability in Core KN223-10LC2 Along the Western Flanks of the Mid Atlantic Ridge