Department Newsletter: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
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 (03/2020).
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 (02/2020).
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. See the trip blogs (07/2019).
Maraina Miles completes research expedition to Antarctica (05/07/2019).
Dr. Patrick Burkhart gave a talk, "Savor the Cryosphere", at AIPG Ohio Section 2019 Spring Meeting on 04/18/2019 (4/2019).
Department Good News (04/2018)
SRU's Burkhart receiving international attention for paper on glacier retreat (04/10/2017).
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 (03/2017).
GGE Club students clean up Presque Isle beach (11/16/2016)
STEM exploratory program fosters student success (09/27/2016)
Dr. Heike Hartmann was named SRU's first "da Vinci Faculty Fellow" (09/16/16).
Victoria Yeager and Shelby Schettler earn Cheng scholarships (04/12/16).
Dr. Snow maps Rhode Island hiking trails (04/11/2016). (The Rhode Island Family Hiking Guide and Journal)
GGE Student Blake Wallrich Wins Goldwater Scholarship (04/04/2016).
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.
The scholarship-the most prestigious undergraduate award given in the sciences-was awarded to only 252 college sophomores and juniors nationwide. Competition for the scholarship is exceptionally intense. Universities are allowed to nominate only four undergraduate students per year to receive the final Scholarship. As a result, it is the premier award in the U.S. conferred upon undergraduates studying the sciences. In awarding scholarships, the Foundation considers the nominee's field of study and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field. This is judged by letter of references, essays written by the student, and prior research experience.
See full story at: http://www.sru.edu/news/040416a
Dr. Heike Hartmann researches China's climate, water (03/08/2016).
Dr. Zieg has been awarded a $163,424 NSF grant for 'hot' geological research (03/02/2016).
Victoria Yeager earns honors at student symposium (02/18/2016).
SRU student-faculty researchers to visit 'emerging' China (02/15/2016)
Dr. Burkhart creates webinar for Geo Society of America (12/02/15).
Dr. Smith featured on NPR's "Climate Connections" (11/30/15).