5 geology students travelled to Kalamazoo, Michigan with Dr. Rex Hanger May 1-3, 2013 to attend and present research at the 2013 North Central Geological Society of America Conference. Here is a listing of all the projects presented by our students and faculty:
Caitlin Blahnik (above, right) and Rex Hanger - "Mouth-Size Estimation of the Shark, Petalodus Ohioensis, from the Hughes Creek Shale (Carboniferous) of Southeastern Nebraska"
Ellen Jilek (above, right), Stephanie Bessler, Ethan Eichstedt-Anderson, Leon Arriola, and Prajukti Bhattacharyya - "Numerical Modeling and Experimental Observations of Lava Flow Cooling"
Daryl Johnson (above, right), Shane Wulf (above, left), and Rex Hanger - "Size-Frequency Distribution and Taphonomy of Brachiopoda from the Hughes Creek Shale (Carboniferous) of Southeast Nebraska"
Shane Wulf (above, left), Daryl Johnson (above, right), and Rex Hanger - "Testing Species-Abundance Models of the Hughes Creek Shale (Carboniferous) of Southeastern Nebraska"
Matthew Schmus (above), Prajukti Bhattacharyya, and David Hart - "Effects of Fractures on Groundwater Flow Today"
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.