Seidel, a senior geoscience/applied mathematics major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, recently
made history by becoming the first IUP student to win at the annual
Undergraduate at the Capitol Pennsylvania poster competition.
guidance of his faculty advisor, Greg Mount, Department of Geoscience, Seidel displayed
his poster, “Application of Ground Penetrating Radar and the Complex Refractive
Index Model to Estimate Methane Dynamics of Semi-Natural Environments,” in the
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Division. He was
awarded third place for his efforts.
competition was held April 17, 2018, at the East Wing Rotunda in the Capitol Complex
third-place award adds to an already impressive semester for Seidel, a native
of Cleveland, Ohio. In March, he was chosen as a winner of the Goldwater
Scholarship, becoming the eighth IUP student to win the prestigious national
Seidel, a student in the Cook Honors College, was
one of three IUP students who presented posters at the Undergraduate at the
Capitol competition, which allows undergraduate students enrolled in
Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities to showcase their research talents.
Kiera Estes (chemistry) presented on “Design, Synthesis, and Spectroscopic
Studies of a Ru(II) Polypyridyl Complex Containing Bulky Ligands,” and
Angellica Sterling (sociology) showed her project, “The Influence of
Self-Perceived Preparedness and Self-Efficacy on College Students’ Academic