Department Students and Faculty Showcase Research at Two Conferences

 

[Upper left: Department faculty posing at NEGSA. Upper right: Department students posing with Dr. Oyewumi after his talk. Lower right: Student Melissa Luna explains her research. Lower left: Student Andy Arroyo explains his research.]

While many CCSU students were enjoying a leisurely spring break, members of the Geological Sciences Department were busy presenting their research at two professional meetings. Eleven students and five faculty members attended the Northeast Regional Geological Society of America conference in Albany, NY. Their presentations (with links to abstracts) are listed below [See abstracts for complete list of co-authors]:

Andres Arroyo: COMPARISON OF GRAIN-SIZE ANALYSIS METHODS FOR UNCONSOLIDATED SEDIMENTS
Carley Cavanaugh: EVALUATING MOBILIZATION AND TRANSPORT OF TRACE ELEMENTS RELEASED FROM VARIOUS HUMAN ACTIVITIES WITHIN AVON AND SIMSBURY SECTIONS OF FARMINGTON RIVER, CONNECTICUT, USA
Matthew Costa: ASSESSMENT OF TRACE ELEMENT CONCENTRATIONS IN THE FARMINGTON RIVER, HARTFORD COUNTY, CT
Emily Gajda: PALEO-FLUID HISTORY AND STRUCTURAL GEOMETRY OF THE CENTRAL JACKS MOUNTAIN ANTICLINE, VALLEY AND RIDGE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA
Kristina Landry: A COMPARISON OF THE FRACTURE AND FLUID HISTORY OF TWO ANTICLINES, THE THOMAS FORK ANTICLINE IN THE WYOMING SALIENT AND THE BERWICK ANTICLINE IN PENNSYLVANIA APPALCHIAN
Melissa Luna & Jackie Giblin: USING URANIUM-LEAD AGE DATING OF DETRITAL ZIRCONS TO IDENTIFY
Trevor Ziomek: LITHOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE CONGLOMERATE STRATA OF THE PORTLAND FORMATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR PROVENANCE AND DEPOSITIONAL MODEL
Dr. Allison Charney: IRON-SULFIDE KARST FEATURES AND METAVOLACONIC LAYERS IN THE BRIMFIELD FORMATION, EAST HADDAM, CT;    INTERPRETED SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES IN THE LITTLETON FORMATION, BOLTON CONNECTICUT
Dr. Kristine Larsen: PLANETARIA AS PARTNERS: THE SKY’S NOT THE LIMIT FOR EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE EDUCATION;    A WOMAN’S PEN AND THE POETICS OF GEOLOGY: JANE MARCET, ARABELLA BUCKLEY, AND DELIA GODDING
Dr. Oluyinka Oyewumi: LABORATORY STUDY OF TRACE ELEMENTS RELEASED FROM POULTRY LITTER: IMPLICATION FOR TRACE ELEMENT RELEASE WITHIN AGRICULTURAL WATERSHEDS OF LEBANON, CONNECTICUT
Dr. Michael Wizevich: COMPARING THE PROVENANCE OF SANDSTONES IN THE MESOZOIC HARTFORD AND POMPERAUG RIFT BASINS USING DETRITAL ZIRCON GEOCHRONOLOGY

[Presentations at LPSC.  Left: Dr. Jennifer Piatek; Right: Student Jessica Johnson]

Meanwhile, half a country away, Dr. Jennifer Piatek and student Jessica Johnson presented their research at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, TX. Their presentations are listed and abstracts are linked below [see abstracts for complete list of co-authors]:

Jessica Johnson: Intriguing Dehydrated Phyllosilicates Found in an Unusual Clast in the LL3.15 Chondrite Northwest Africa 6925

Dr. Jennifer Piatek: SCATTERING PROPERTIES OF LUNAR REGOLITH SAMPLES DETERMINED BY MIMSA FITS;    PLANETARY REGOLITH ANALOGS APPROPRIATE FOR LABORATORY MEASUREMENTS;    VISIBLE AND THERMOPHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BEST PRESERVED MARTIAN CRATERS, PART 1: DETAILED MORPHOLOGICAL MAPPING OF RESEN AND NOORD;    VISIBLE AND THERMOPHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BEST-PRESERVED MARTIAN CRATERS, PART 2: THERMOPHYSICAL MAPPING OF RESEN AND NOORD

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