Monday, May 17, 2010


One of the OSU Geoscience faculty members I bumped into here at my favorite coffee shop a couple of weeks ago just sent me a reminder and invitation to the 12th Annual GeoDay! Oooh... this looks like fun!
12th Annual GeoDay
Thursday, May 20, 2010
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
203 Wilkinson Hall

GeoDay is a graduate student led research conference at which students are encouraged to showcase their thesis research. Please feel free to stop in anytime to listen to a student presentation. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. See below the the presentation schedule and presentation abstracts.

(Click on session title for abstract)

9:00-9:20 - Joe Haxel
The deep ocean ambient sound field - global, regional and local perspectives

9:20-9:40 - Andrew McFadden
Sediment transport rates and surface erosion mechanisms at an oak savanna restoration site in the Willamette National Forest, Oregon

9:40-10:00 - Kendra Hatcher
Long-term trends in streamflow in large basins of western Oregon: disentangling climate change effects and land use legacies

10:00-10:20 - Mousa Diabat

10:20-10:40 - Richardo Gonzalez
Predicting resazurin and Resorufin sorption effects

10:40-11:00- Chris Longton

11:00-11:20 - Julia Cohen
Trace element geochemistry of hydrothermal chlorite and sericite at Yerington, Nevada: developing new methods of exploration for porphyry copper deposits

11:30-1:00 - Lunch and Award Ceremony

1:00-1:20 - Stephanie Grocke
Volatile influence on eruption style at large silicic caldera systems: a melt inclusion study

1:20-1:40 - Casey Tierney
Understanding continental magmatic systems: insights from accessory minerals in lavas from the Altiplano-Puna Volcanic Complex

1:40-2:00 - David Bucklin
Conservation effectiveness in a dynamic colonization zone: forest clearance in and around Amboró National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area, Bolivia

2:00-2:20 - Wendy Kelly
Geology interpretive manual for Shenandoah National Park: educating the public on the four-dimensional aspects of an ancient continental collision zone

2:20-2:40 - Jennifer Cunningham
The testing and derivation of experssions for clinopyroxene/melt trace-element partitioning through the application of new database materials

2:40-3:00 - Tom Hanlon
The impact of the mining legacy in a water scarce South Africa: an environmental security perspective

3:00-3:20 - Bridget Brown
Water governance capacity: using national laws and policies as a baseline assessment - a case study of Jordan

Looks like a continuing geducation opportunity for Lockwood. And Callan: take a gander at that 2:00-2:20 presentation... WOOT!

And thanks to Deepsea Dawn for the invitation to attend and blog about it!

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