2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Dr. Julie Snow accepts fellowship at the Pentagon to inform climate change policy
Dr. Julie Snow was recently awarded a Science and Technology Policy Fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which places scientists in federal government offices to advise policymakers. Dr. Snow will work in the Pentagon for 12 months, beginning Sept. 1.
GGE students and faculty research changing weather patterns in the Midwest
Five GGE students joined Dr. Patrick Burkhart in his research pertaining to changing weather patterns through the study of the potential geochemical relationship between the White River Badlands (WRB) and the Nebraska Sand Hills (NSH).
Jennifer Barborak, a GGE alumna, named executive director of Buhl Regional Health Foundation
Jennifer Barborak, a 2002 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in environmental studies, was recently named executive director of the Buhl Regional Health Foundation.
Burkhart serves as keynote speaker at PGS meeting
Dr. Patrick Burkhart was recently a keynote speaker at a meeting of the Pittsburgh Geological Society, a nonprofit society of professional and student geologists, teachers of geology and earth sciences and people interested in the earth sciences. Burkhart shared his experiences and research from a May 2019 tour of Peru and Ecuador under contract as an expert guide for Smithsonian Journeys, a high-end market tourist company that focuses on education and culture. Burkhart traveled to several notable destinations with the company, including Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands.
Kaitlin Karaffa presented at the PCPG 2020 Annual Meeting
Kaitlin Karaffa was one of ten students selected to present at the PCPG 2020 Annual Meeting in Harrisburg. Her presentation, “Observational Analysis of the Widening and Slowing of Jet Stream Flow over the Past 50 Years,” is based on the research she has been doing with Dr. Julie Snow, Dr. Heike Hartmann, and Dr. Jack Livingston.
GGE students and faculty research in China
Dr. Stentor Danielson, Dr. Jialing Wang, and five students ( Phil Abegg, Anna Burtch, Haley Hartenstine, Corinne Rockefeller, and Corrina Yobp) traveled to China, July 6-27, 2019, through the ASIANetwork's Student-Faculty Fellow Program to conduct a study regarding the forest fire mapping and management in Yunnan, China.
Maraina Miles completes research expedition to Antarctica
Maraina Miles, a 2018 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in environmental science-geology, recently completed a two-month research expedition in Antarctica as part of her graduate school studies at the University of Maine.
Dr. Patrick Burkhart gave a talk, "Savor the Cryosphere", at AIPG Ohio Section 2019 Spring Meeting
Dr. Patrick Burkhart gave a talk at the American Institude of Professional Geologists - Ohio Section. The talk was based on Dr. Burkhart's article, Savor the Cryosphere", which provides concise documentation of the ongoing retreat of glaciers, along with the implications that the ice loss presents, as well as suggestions for geoscience educators to better convey this story to both students and citizens.
GGE Majors on the move
Congratulations to GGE majors who will continue their studies in internships or graduate schools of related fields.
SRU's Burkhart receiving international attention for paper on glacier retreat
Dr. Patrick Burkhart co-authored the paper, "Savor the Cryosphere", which was published by the Geological Society of American March 31.
GGE majors participate in the 2017 PASSHE Summer Honors Program
Ellie Schiappa and Clare Clark are nominated to participate in the 2017 PASSHE Summer Honors Program hosted by Mansfield University. This interdisciplinary honors summer course will examine Belize, a small developing country in Central America.
GGE Club students clean up Presque Isle beach
Nineteen student members of GGE Club recently partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and The Alliance for the Greak Lakes participated in the Adopt-A-Beach cleanup program at Presque Isle in Erie.
STEM exploratory program fosters student success
Dr. Julie Snow teaches meteoroplgy to students involved in the STEM exploratory program. The program places students in 16 credits of classes taught by faculty who give them the extra help they need to successfully connect with peers and professors, pick a major and - most importantly - stay in school.
Dr. Heike Hartmann was named SRU's first "da Vinci Faculty Fellow"
To expand undergraduate research; scholarship and creative activity; and strengthen collaboration between academic departments, Dr. Heike Hartmann was named as SRU's first “da Vinci Faculty Fellow.”
GGE majors earn Cheng scholarships
Victoria Yeager and Shelby Schettler have been awarded the Meiping Cheng Memorial Scholarship for the academic year of 2016-2017.
Dr. Snow maps Rhode Island hiking trails
Dr. Julie Snow has teamed with author Jeanine Silversmith on a new book, "The Rhode Island Family Guide and Journal." The 200-page book provides guidelines for family hikes and nature enjoyment. (Book website: The Rhode Island Family Hiking Guide and Journal)
GGE Student Blake Wallrich Wins Goldwater Scholarship
SRU student Blake Wallrich (Geology, '17) has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. A geology major from Pittsburgh, Wallrich's area of specialization deals with establishing a link between what's going on inside subvolcanic magma chambers and at the surface in order to better predict their potential for eruptions.
Dr. Heike Hartmann researches China's climate, water
Dr. Heike Hartmann recently had three papers published on her research in China. Hartmann studied the predictability of soil conditions for farming based on available water and weather patterns in the Tarim River basin in northwestern China and the Poyang Lake Basin in eastern China.
Dr. Zieg has been awarded a $163,424 NSF grant for 'hot' geological research
Dr. Michael Zieg has been awarded a $163,424 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his research into the physical evolution of magma chambers, and as a way to support undergraduate involvement in the scientific process. Two GGE majors, Blake Wallrich and Sam Hone, will help in all aspects of Dr. Zieg's research.
GGE major earns honors at student symposium
Victoria Yeager, a GGE junior, earned honorable mention in the research poster presentation category for "Relationship between Mercury Concentration and Wind Movement in the Great Lakes Region," at Westminster College's annual Student Symposium on the Environment.
SRU student-faculty researchers to visit 'emerging' China
Dr. Xianfeng Chen, Dr. Jack Livingston and six GGE majors conducted research work in China for three weeks during the summer of 2016. This research project was supported by the student-faculty research grant from the ASIANetwork.