Students and Faculty Present at National GSA, Student Wins Award
Colin Mills, Dr. Chowdhury, Jackie Martin, Dr. Bartholomew, and Thomas Schramm at the GSA Poster Session.
Faculty and students from the Geology Department recently attended the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colorado. Senior Colin Mills, recent graduate Renee Jones, and Dr. Chowdhury prepared a poster presented by Colin entitled Water Quality of the Wallkill River in Ulster County, New York. Dr. Rayburn presented a poster entitled Evidence for Younger Dryas-Age Freshwater Routing through the St. Lawrence Estuary. Junior Thomas Schramm and Dr. Bartholomew prepared a poster presented by Tom entitled Faunal Turnover Between Two E.E. Subunits: Investigating the Timing Of Large-Scale Faunal Turnover in the Latest Eifelian of Eastern North America.
Dr. Rayburn at Colin Mills' presentation of the poster, Water Quality of the Wallkill River in Ulster County, New York, by Colin Mills, Renee Jones, and Dr. Chowdhury.
Tom was awarded first runner-up in a contest run by the Paleontological Society judging all student poster presentations on the topic of paleontology. Tom’s award stands out as he was the only undergraduate student recognized in a pool of nearly 100 students at both the graduate (including and undergraduate level.
Dr. Bartholomew also presented a talk on his research with junior Jaclyn Martin as coauthor (also in attendance) entitled Biofacies Analysis along a Middle Devonian Paleogradient: water depth as a primary control on biofacies formation in the Stag Horn Point coral biostrome. After the meeting, Jackie, Tom, Colin, and Dr. Bartholomew joined professors and students from the University of Cincinnati, Yale, and the University of Georgia on a three-day field excursion to examine the rocks of the Front Range where they saw dinosaur footprints and bones, fossil reefs from the Cretaceous sea floor, and pre-Cambrian rocks dated at 1.7 billion years old.