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Geology students study New England terrain

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Posted on July 14, 2010

For the third consecutive summer, Dr. Kyle Fredrick, assistant professor of Earth Sciences, led 14 students on a 15-day excursion to study geological formations. This year, the geology field course studied vegetation, rock structures and sand variations native to the New England region.

The group left campus in University-supplied vans and traveled to Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. Students also visited the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, where they toured a research facility and met with distinguished scientists.

All students earned three credits and had to complete a research paper on the geology of New England before their departure. They also were required to keep journals that highlighted their experiences, and collect samples for use in other courses.

The participating students were Samuel Ambrose, Karen Babyak, Matthew Baird, Evan Bruce, David Danko, Tana Deklevar, Matthew Erkel, Joshua Greene, Nathan Hartman, Renee Jardine, Matthew Miller, Chantelle Parrish, Andrew Tomcik and Kristen Wesolowsky.

For more information regarding the course, please contact Dr. Kyle Fredrick via email or at 724-938-4463.


View images from the geology field course