The dogwoods are blooming and 2014 commencement is only a few weeks away. Here in the Earth Science Department, springtime is an opportunity to celebrate student research.
This year, seven senior students participated in Student Research Day on April 10th, an opportunity organized by the TTU Office of Research. Congratulations to David Bailey, senior GIS major, who won Best Poster in the Earth Sciences division.
In addition, eight students attended the Southeastern Geological Society of America (GSA) Meeting in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 10-11. Students participated in two days of overlapping oral and poster presentations.
TTU students and faculty presented their own work on Friday, April 11th:
Poster 42-10: FAUNA FROM A WAULSORTIAN-LIKE MOUND IN THE FORT PAYNE FORMATION (LOWER MISSISSIPPIAN) OF TENNESSEE, Bryan Blackburn and Randal Roberson. (Senior thesis advisor: Dr. Larry Knox)
Talk 26-4: NEW INSIGHTS INTO MISSISSIPPIAN PALEOGEOGRAPHY IN CENTRAL TENNESSEE: SHALE-FILLED CHANNELS ON A CARBONATE SLOPE, Jeannette M. Wolak and Audrey N. Pattat.
Special thanks to the TTU URECA program (Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activity) for supporting student research and attendance at the meeting. The 2015 Southeastern GSA Conference is scheduled to be held in Chattanooga, TN – – hope to see you there!