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Geoscience Day 2017

Senior geoscience majors will present their research at the 43rd annual Geoscience Day.

Where: IUP, Weyandt Hall Planetarium

When: April 28, 2017

Geoscience Day 2017 Program (PDF)

Presentation Schedule

8:10 a.m. — Opening Remarks

Dr. Karen Rose Cercone

Session I: Sedimentology and Environmental Geology

  • 8:15 a.m. — Kyle Potts:
    A Characterization of the Foreknobs Formation
  • 8:30 a.m. Travis Anderson:
    Testing and Comparing Methane Flow Measuring Instruments

  • 8:45 a.m. — Molly Rudolchick:
    Quantifying Methane Emissions from Abandoned Legacy Natural Gas Wells

  • 9:00 a.m. Rachel Krueger:
    The Effectiveness of Scrubbers on the Homer City Generating Station

  • 9:15 a.m. Phil Meli:
    Characterizing Macroporous Dissolution Features in the Upper Portion of the Biscayne Aquifer in Everglades National Park Using Ground-Penetrating Radar

9:30 a.m. — Coffee Break and Poster Session

Session II: Astronomy, Tectonics, and Volcanology

  • 9:45 a.m. Cara Mehalek:
    Water on Mars and the Potential for Briny Aquifers
  • 10:00 a.m. — Danielle Guttman:
    Water on Mars and the Potential for Briny Aquifers
  • 10:15 a.m. Allie Berry:
    The Longitudinal and Vertical distribution of Brittle Deformation in the South Central Range of Taiwan: Constraints from Earthquakes and Mesoscale Faults

  • 10:30 a.m. Cate Bressers:
    Deformation Patterns from Strain Inversions along the Eastern Margin of the Orogenic Suture in Eastern Taiwan

  • 10:45 a.m. Dan Golus:
    Recrystallization of Basaltic Tephra through Re-heating Experiments

  • 11:00 a.m. Cyrielle Humbert:
    Experimental Crystallization of Basaltic Tephra under the Influence of NaCl

11:15–12:45 Lunch Break

Session III: Hydrology

  • 12:45 p.m. Matt Spegal:
    Removing Atmospheric Pressure Influences on Stream Water Level Data; Indiana County, PA

  • 1:00 p.m. Mason Luster:
    The Impact of Environmental Factors on Stream and Pond Temperatures

  • 1:15 p.m. Ian Dickie and Tyler Lloyd:
    Investigating State-Discharge Relationships during Flood Events in Marsh Run, Indiana PA

Session IV: Featured Alumni Presentation

  • 1:45 p.m. Dave Curry '91:
    PAESTA and My Favorite Earth/Space STEM Activities

2:45 p.m. — Closing Remarks

Dr. Steve Hovan