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Victoria Yeager, a geography major from Patton, and Ashley Beal, a environmental geo-science major from West Mifflin, have had their research posters accepted for participation in the 19th Annual Posters on the Hill program which will be presented on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., April 22-23, 2015 (student advisors: Dr. Julie Snow and Dr. Jack Livingston) (02/2015). 

Christy Miller (student) is selected as one of the three student researchers who will present an oral presentation for the Annual Student Night for the joint meeting of the PGS/AEG/ASCE Pittsburgh Section-Geo-Institute on April 23rd (04/2014). 

Rising Star: Dr. Patrick Burkhart (02/2012)

Lisa Andresky (student) worked with Dr. Heike Hartmann and presented a research paper, “Precipitation Trends in the Indus River Basin”,  at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers, 27 February, 2012, New York (picture1, picture 2).  (02/2012)

NASA and SRU’s Patrick Burkhart set sights on Mars (03/2011)

Student researcher examines natural gas drilling impact (11/2010)

Student geographer uncovers colonial past in San Salvador (04/2010)

Bethany Meskel has received Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) grant (03/2010)

Rachel DeWolf presented at Powershift Conference (09/2009).

Leave It Green, a student environmental organization led by students from our department, has implemented a Green Fund which was allotted $71,470 by SRU president Robert Smith.  The purpose of the fund is to help make SRU a more environmentally friendly campus.

Dr. Michael Zieg returns from another expedition to Antarctica (01/2008).

Thirteen students from the department participated in Power Shift 07, a national youth summit on climate change (11/2007)

Dr. Michael Zieg returns from another expedition to Antarctica (1/2007)

Undergraduates David Fujii and Matt Batina attract the attention of NASA scientists at the American Geophysical Union conference (12/2006) 

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