Archive for April 23rd, 2010

Wooster Geologists Participate in the Senior Research Symposium: A Celebration of Independent Study

April 23rd, 2010

WOOSTER, OHIO–Several of our senior geology majors gave poster and oral presentations in the 2010 Senior Research Symposium today.  We are very proud of their accomplishments and the skills they have in articulating their projects to a very diverse audience.  It was a good day for the department.

Kelly Aughenbaugh delights in answering questions about her topic: "Reconstructing Late Holocene Glacial Movement in Muir Inlet Glacier Bay, Alaska."

Colin Mennett gave an oral presentation on his project: "Decline in Alaskan Yellow-Cedar: Tree-Ring Investigations into Climatic Responses and Possible Causes, Glacier Bay, Alaska."

Bill Thomas presented: "Petrographic and Mapping Analysis of Volcanic Tuffs in the Green River Formation Cuestas, Sanpete Valley, Utah."

Palmer Shonk explains to Anna Mudd his research: "Paleoecological Reconstruction of the Late Silurian (Pridoli) Äigu Beds of Saaremaa Island, Estonia."

Rob McConnell and his poster titled: "Paleoenvironmental analysis of the Silurian Jaani Formation on the island of Saaremaa, Estonia."

Travis Brown describing his work: "Directly-controlled lichen growth curves for western Spitsbergen, Svalbard."