Geoscience Day 2009

  • The senior Geoscience majors are presenting their research at the 35th annual Geoscience Day.

    Where: IUP, Weyandt Hall Planetarium

    When: April 24, 2009 8:15 a.m.–noon

    Geoscience Day 2009 Program


    • Tom Bondra: "Biostratigraphic Corellation of the Laurentian Carbonate Platform Using Newly Discovered Trilobite Species"
    • Aaron Bowser: "Jointing in the Marcellus Shale"

    Environmental Geoscience

    • Joe Ruffini: "A Hydrologic Comparison of Leachate of Coal Refuse Material with CFB Coal Ash"
    • Chad Paronish: "Establishing a relationship between Metal Concentrations, pH and Discharge in an Acid Mine Drainage"
    • Ben Stufft: "The Effects of the Conemaugh Dam on Flood Plain Sedimentation Rates"


    • Ashley Hague: "Eolian Deposition Patterns in the EEP: Insight into Paleowinds and Paleolocation of the ITCZ"
    • Tina Ritter: "ODP Eastern Equatorial Pacific Leg 138: Eolian Dust Records Trade Wind Influence On Global Climate"

    Keynote Speaker:

    • Dr. Kevin M. Jones (IUP 2003): "Neodymium isotopes in the ocean and their use as a tracer of past oceanic conditions"

    Link to past geoscience day information: Geoscience Day 2008