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2017 Geological Sciences Alumni Symposium Program

Women in Geosciences


Symposium Working Program

April 7, 2017

Ohio University Inn & Conference Center

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Optional Field Trip to visit the Ohio University Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment where Dr. Jason Trembley will give a tour and discuss his research in produced water (brine) treatment for reuse in unconventional shale resources

Department of Geological Sciences vans will pick up participants at the Ohio University Inn & Conference Center beginning at 12:30 pm

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking reception at the Ohio University Inn & Conference Center
Cocktails and appetizers provided to all symposium guests

April 8, 2017

Margaret M. Walter Hall, Room 145

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Coffee service provided


8:30 am - 9:15 am

Opening and Introduction
Mr. Pat Jackson, M.S. '83, Chair of the Geological Sciences Alumni Advisory Board

9:15 am - 10:00 am

State of the Department
Dr. Greg Springer, Geological Sciences Associate Professor and Chair


10:00 am - 10:15 am



10:15 am - 11:15 am

Keynote Address - The Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure and its Blasted fossils
Dr. Lucy Edwards, Senior Research Geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey


11:15 am - 12:15 pm

From Field Work to Theory: Meanderings in and out of the Mainstream
Dr. Dave Kidder, Geological Sciences Associate Professor


12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Award Luncheon - Margaret M. Walter Hall, Room 245
Geological Sciences faculty will present student scholarships and faculty awards


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Women Who Rock: Successes and Challenges in Developing a More Diverse Geoscience Workforce
Dr. Alycia Stigall, Geological Sciences Professor and Graduate Chair


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Edinburg Moraine - Origin and Stratigraphy
Dr. Lorraine Manz, M.S. '98, Alumni Advisory Board Member


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Two Women Geologists Walk into a Bar
Ms. Lisa DeRose, M.S. '11, Alumni Advisory Board Member
Ms. Elizabeth Graybill, M.S. '12, Alumni Advisory Board Member


3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Break and Student Poster Session
Refreshments provided


3:45 pm - 4:05 pm

Noble Gas Geochemistry of a Marcellus Shale Core: A Prospecting Tool for Hydrocarbon Gas Migration
Ms. Hannah Brourman, Geological Sciences Graduate Student


4:05 pm - 4:25 pm

Synextensional dikes emplaced during early slip on the Mohave Wash low-angle normal fault, Chemehuevi Mountains, SE California
Mr. Trey Klopfenstein, Geological Sciences Graduate Student


4:25 pm - 4:45 pm

Optimization and Analysis of a Slow-Release Permanganate Gel for Dilute DNAPL Plume Remediation in Groundwater
Ms. Paige Pramik, Geological Sciences Graduate Student


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cocktails and Appetizers
Purple Chopstix, 371 Richland Avenue
Cocktails and appetizers for all symposium participants; please sign-up at the registration table


Watch for more information about the Alumni Symposium. Contact Department Chair Dr. Gregory Springer, Alumni Liaison Dr. Dan Hembree, or Cheri Sheets with questions.

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