Geoscience Students Present Senior Research Projects

Posted on 4/19/2012 3:45:23 PM

On April 27, 2012, the Geoscience Department will once again showcase student and alumni research in the 38th annual Geoscience Day. Ten of our majors and minors will present their capstone senior research projects on topics ranging from acid mine drainage and the environmental impact of Marcellus well drilling to the thermal maturity of the Appalachian Basin.

Immediately after the student talks, alumnus Steve Smith ’01, a geodetic earth scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Virginia, will discuss his research on Alaskan volcanos in a talk entitled “Chronologic Multisensor Assessment for Mount Cleveland, Alaska, From 2000 To 2004 Focusing On the 2001 Eruption.”

Geoscience Day begins at 8:20 a.m. on April 27 in the Planetarium (Weyandt 134). The featured alumni presentation will run from 11:15 a.m. to noon in the same room. All are welcome to attend!

A student-sponsored banquet for students, faculty, and alumni will be held on the evening of April 27 at the Indiana Elks to honor the graduating seniors and hand out departmental awards for 2011–2012.