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
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