Outstanding Student Award for Geological Society of America Presentation
From March 14 to 16, over Spring Break, Dr. John Rayburn and New Paltz students Kira Baca, Amanda Lang, and Kate Lawence, attended the combined Northeastern and Southeastern Geological Society of America Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The three students presented their research at poster sessions and attended the research presentation sessions. The David Lavallee Student Travel Fund helped fund travel to the conference.
An "Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award" was given to Kira Baca's for her paper, coauthored with J.A. Rayburn and D.J. Barclay (SUNY Cortland), entitled "Climate signals in a 195-year red oak tree ring record from the Champlain Valley, New York".
Amanda Lang's paper, coauthored with T.M. Curtin (Hobart & William Smith) and J.A. Rayburn, was entitled "Investigation of open lake and wetland cores to determine relative lake level change in Seneca Lake, New York".
Kate Lawence's paper, coauthored with J.A. Rayburn and D.A. Franzi (SUNY Plattsburgh), was entitled "A geophysical, sedimentological, and micro-paleontological study of a landslide".