Geoscience Students Invited to Present to Pittsburgh Geological Society

Posted on 4/12/2012 9:05:03 AM

For the second year in a row, IUP undergraduate Geoscience majors have been honored with an invitation to present their geological research to an audience of professional geologists and engineers from the tri-state area.

The Pittsburgh Geological Society has selected Pat Boyle to present a talk on his senior research topic, “Basin-wide Synthesis of Thermal Maturation Indices of the Paleozoic Appalachian Basin.” Heather McGinnis has also been selected to present her senior research in a poster format, “Analysis of Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) impacts on Bear Run, Indiana County, PA, During Times of Abnormally High Precipitation in 2011.” Both students will present at the PGS Student Night event on April 18, 2012.

The PGS Student Night is a competitive local showcase for graduate and undergraduate students doing research in the earth sciences at Pitt, West Virginia, Kent State, and the University of Akron, as well as local PASSHE campuses such as IUP, Slippery Rock, and California University of Pennsylvania. Pat's selection as one of three featured speakers comes along with a cash award and complimentary membership in the Pittsburgh Geological Society.