College of Letters & Sciences
Department Staff

Geography & Geology

Contact Information

Margo Kleinfeld
Department Chair & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-1087
Location: Upham Hall 120A
John Frye
Master Adviser & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-5270
Location: Upham Hall 116
Susie Olson 
Academic Dept Associate
Phone: 262-472-1071
Location: Upham Hall 120

Department Students Present Research at 2013 NCUR Meeting

April 2013

The following undergraduate students from the Department of Geography and Geology attended and presented original research at the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research in La Crosse, Wisconsin:

  • Brandon Bockrath (Faculty Mentor - Eric Compas): Water Metering and Conservation for the City of Whitewater
  • Ron Chester (Faculty Mentor - Dale Splinter): Trends in Wisconsin Stream Flow Discharge
  • Heather Marsch (Faculty Mentor - Rex Hanger): Comparing Field and Laboratory Substrate Preferences of Pleurocerid Gastropoda, Elilmia Livescens and Pleurocera Acuta, Mukwonago River, Wisconsin
  • Alyssa McClain (Faculty Mentor - John Frye): Variations of Severe Weather Events in the United States Based on Changes in the Phase and Strength of the North Atlantic Oscillation
  • Matthew Schmus (Faculty Mentor - Prajukti Bhattacharyya): Effects of Past Tectonic Events on Groundwater Flow
  • Adam Szafran (Faculty Mentor - Prajukti Bhattacharyya): Potential for Installing Ground Source Heat Pump in Wisconsin Based on the Chemistry of Granitic Bedrock
  • Ashley Vedvig (Faculty Mentor - John Frye): El Nino Southern Oscillation Affecting Severe Weather across the Contiguous United States

Undergraduate Research

An experience in undergraduate research is strongly advised for all Geology Emphasis students, especially for those intending to go to graduate school. There are numerous field and laboratory opportunities for the eager student to assist Department faculty members within established research programs.