Lees to Kick Off Friday’s Petri Plate Pizza Session for RESS

Posted on 7/6/2016 9:11:09 PM

The last seminar of the Research Experience for Summer Scholars (RESS) program kicks off at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 8, in 240 Weyandt Hall with Nicole Lees, an RESS scholar and IUP Geoscience student. Nicole is working under the direction of Jonathan Warnock during the 10-week summer program.

Seminar Title: Field Work at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry


The Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry is part of the Morrison formation of eastern Utah and is a death assemblage dating to the late Jurassic. The CLDQ is the densest concentration of bones ever found, and there is no clear explanation as to why they are there or how they got there. As part of an ongoing project of Dr. Warnock and Dr. Peterson from University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, with permission from the Bureau of Land Management, we methodically excavated the two preexisting quarry buildings, mapped the bone placement in 2D and 3D, and scouted out new locations.

About the Research Experience for Summer Scholars (RESS) Program

The IUP College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ RESS program provides all IUP students research experiences in their field of study though hands-on research with one-on-one faculty engagement. The program fosters student professional development with events that promote growth with workshops, networking, and the presenting scientific work. The summer’s events are capped with a world-class keynote speaker and poster session in August. This year, we are happy to host our keynote speaker, Anne Jefferson.

Questions about the RESS program can be directed to Justin Fair at j.fair@iup.edu.

Remaining Schedule of Events


  • July 8: Petri Plate Pizza Session #3
    For students and faculty (11:30–1:00, Weyandt Hall 240)\
  • July 13: Essentials of Presentations and Posters
    For students (3:30–4:30, Weyandt Hall 240)
  • July 22: Cookout and Day Trip
    For students and faculty (11:30–4:00, Yellow Creek)


  • August 4: Poster Session and Keynote Speaker: Anne Jefferson
    For students and faculty (2:00–5:00, HUB Ohio Room)