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Three students and four faculty members from St. Lawrence University gave presentations at the 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, held in Denver October 27-31. The event draws about 6,300 geoscientists.

Lauren Chrapowitsky '08, of North Chatham, NY, won the Austin A. Sartin Award for Outstanding Student Research presented at the Sigma Gamma Epsilon undergraduate research session; she gave a presentation on the topic "Zircon Chronology of the Chimney Mountain Metasedimentary Sequence, Adirondack Highlands."

Sarah A. Fuller '08, of Wilton, CT, gave a presentation titled "Pycnocline Variability in the North Central Black Sea and Its Influence on Shipwrecks and Bedforms."

Wade T. Jones '08, of Gouverneur, NY, did a presentation on "Origins of Cincinnatian Calcareous Silts in the Type Area: Contributions by Endoskeletal Organisms Boring and Mining in Bryozoa."

Professor of Geology J. Mark Erickson presented research entitled "Cincinnatian Escargo: Gastropod-Bryozoan Taphonomy Demonstrates Presence of an Undefined, Late Ordovician, Shell-Peeling Predator."

Associate Professor of Geology Jeffrey Chiarenzelli '81 presented on the topic "Recognition of Oceanic Crust In the Adirondack Lowlands."

Assistant Professor of Geology Antun Husinec gave a presentation on "Significance of Meniscus-Type Ooid-to-Ooid Bridges Precipitated in a Highly Supersaturated Low-Energy Shallow Subtidal Environment."

Jeffrey Campbell Graduate Fellow Carl J. Pierce Jr. presented research titled "Multi-Geophysical Study of the Morristown Fault in Northern New York."

More: Geology Department Web Site

Research Opportunities for Students

Geologial Society of America Web Site

Posted: November 1, 2007

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