Northeastern (46th Annual) and North-Central (45th Annual) Joint Meeting (20–22 March 2011)
Session No. 26 Sunday, 20 March 2011
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Omni William Penn Hotel: Grand Ballroom/Urban Room

T33. Undergraduate Research II (Posters) (Council on Undergraduate Research–Geosciences Division)

Authors will be present from 2:30 to 4:30 PM
 Paper #Booth #
26-146THE EFFECTS OF IMPROVED AIR QUALITY ON A SHALLOW GROUNDWATER SYSTEM: MAY, Scot P. and DAVIS TODD, Carrie, Geology & Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904, spm45@pitt.edu
26-247SUMMER-SEASON ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF SLIPPERY ROCK CREEK: TEDESCO, Domenic Armand1, FOYLE, Anthony M.2, and NABER, Michael D.2, (1) 3891 Churchview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, dat5118@psu.edu, (2) School of Science, Penn State Erie - The Behrend College, 4205 College Drive, Erie, PA 16563
26-348GLACIAL HYDROLOGY: PELTO, Ben Mauri, Geology/Environmental Studies, Alfred University, 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802, bmp5@alfred.edu
26-449PRE-GAS DEVELOPMENT, BASELINE WATER QUALITY MONITORING IN THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER HEADWATERS, OTSEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK: PART 1 GROUNDWATER: BAKER, Leandra1, LOWRY, Fiona1, REED, Molly E.1, HASBARGEN, Leslie2, and CASTENDYK, Devin1, (1) Department of Earth Sciences, SUNY College at Oneonta, Science 1 Building, Oneonta, NY 13820, leandra.baker@gmail.com, (2) Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, SUNY College at Oneonta, 219 Science 1 Building, Oneonta, NY 13820
26-550PRE-GAS DEVELOPMENT, BASELINE WATER QUALITY MONITORING IN THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER HEADWATERS, OTSEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK: PART 2 SURFACE WATER: JOB, Stephen L. and CASTENDYK, Devin N., Earth Sciences Department, State University of New York, College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820, jobsl09@suny.oneonta.edu
26-651CHEMISTRY OF DRINKING WATER OF NORTHERN THAILAND: HOEFLE, Patrick M., Geology, Augustana College, 639 38th St. Rock Island IL, Rock Island, IL 61201, patrick-hoefle@augustana.edu, STRASSER, J.C., Geology, Augustana College, 639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201, and WOLF, Michael, Geology, Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201
26-752CHARACTERIZING HYDROGEOLOGICAL CONDITIONS IN ADVANCE OF ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION IN THE MANISTEE NATIONAL FOREST, MICHIGAN: BENGERT, Maria, BLEDSOE, Tina, and DOSS, Paul K., Department of Geology and Physics, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712, pdoss@usi.edu
26-853GROUNDWATER FLOW PATTERNS AND SOURCES OF WATER TO A CALCAREOUS FEN: OEHSER, Anna A. and O'BRIEN, Rachel, Department of Geology, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main St, Meadville, PA 16335, oehsera@allegheny.edu
26-954TEMPORAL VARIABILITY OF MAJOR ION CHEMISTRY OF SURFACE WATER AND GROUNDWATER IN ORISKANY CREEK, CLINTON, NEW YORK: KAHRMANN-ZADAK, Hanna, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323, hkahrman@hamilton.edu and RAYNE, Todd W., Geosciences Department, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323
26-1055FLUVIOKARST CONDUIT ENLARGEMENT POTENTIAL DUE TO SEDIMENT AND CHEMISTRY FLUCTUATIONS DURING STORM EVENTS AT SMULLTON SINKS, CENTRE COUNTY, PA: JEWETT, Amy E., Department of Geology, Bucknell University, O'Leary Center, Lewisburg, PA 17837, aej007@bucknell.edu, HERMAN, Ellen K., Department of Geology, Bucknell University, 224 O'Leary Center, Lewisburg, PA 17837, and VESPER, Dorothy J., Department of Geology & Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506
26-1156RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MAJOR ION CHEMISTRY AND LAND USE IN THE ORISKANY CREEK, NY WATERSHED: JAY, Cassidy N., Geosciences Department, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323, cjay@hamilton.edu and RAYNE, Todd, Geosciences, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323
26-1257GEOCHEMICAL EVIDENCE OF ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS ON SWIFTCURRENT LAKE, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MT: ODDO, Perry C., Department of Earth and Environment, Franklin and Marshall College, 415 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603, poddo@fandm.edu and WILLIAMS, Chris, Franklin and Marshall College
26-1358REMOVAL OF ARSENIC AND CHROMIUM FROM WATER USING FE-EXCHANGED ZEOLITE: ACKLEY, Caren J., Geosciences, University of Wisconsin - Parkside, 900 Wood, Kenosha, WI 53144, ackle005@rangers.uwp.edu and LI, Zhaohui, Geosciences, Univ of Wisconsin - Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
26-1459LEAD IN URBAN GARDEN SOIL: SOIL CHARACTERIZATION AND BIOAVAILABILITY DETERMINATION IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: FITZSTEVENS, Maia G.1, ESTES, Emily1, and BRABANDER, Daniel J.2, (1) Geosciences, Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481, mfitzste@wellesley.edu, (2) Geosciences, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
26-1560GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CAMBRO-ORDOVICIAN COW HEAD GROUP, WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND: CASTAGNO, Katherine, Geosciences, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, kcastagn@smith.edu, PRUSS, Sara B., Department of Geosciences, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, and HURTGEN, Matthew T., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University, 1850 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
26-1661COPPER ISOTOPE SIGNATURES AS AN EXPLORATION TOOL AT THE PEBBLE DEPOSIT, ALASKA: NGUYEN, Michael1, MATHUR, Ryan2, MUNK, LeeAnn3, LANG, James R.4, and GREGORY, Melissa4, (1) Department of Geology, Juniata College, 1700 Moore St, Huntingdon, PA 16652, nguyeml08@juniata.edu, (2) Department of Geology, Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652, (3) Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3101 Science Circle, Anchorage, AK 99508, (4) Hunter Dickinson Services, Inc, 1020-800 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2V6, Canada
26-1762GEOCHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL WEATHERING BUDGETS FOR HIMALAYAN RIVERS OF BHUTAN: PETERSEN, Claire E., Chemistry, Wheaton College, 26 East Main St, Box w0208, Norton, MA 02766, claire.petersen89@gmail.com and EVANS, Matthew J., Chemistry Department, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766
26-1863ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS ON THE GEOCHEMISTRY OF A CONSTRUCTED WETLAND: BOERNER, Gretchen, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield, OH 44906, costa.47@osu.edu and COSTA, Ozeas S. Jr, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University at Mansfield, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield, OH 44906
26-1964REGIONAL SPATIAL AND STRATIGRAPHIC TRENDS OF FORMATION BRINE COMPOSITION IN THE CENTRAL APPALACHIAN PLATEAU PROVINCE: LACEY, James, Physics and Earth Science, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 06050, james.h.lacey@gmail.com and EVANS, Mark A., Department of Physics and Earth Science, Central Connecticut State Univ, 1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050
26-2065INVENTORY ANALYSIS AND TRANSPORT OF LEGACY METALS IN RIVER AND MILLPOND SEDIMENTS: AN EXAMPLE FROM THE NEPONSET RIVER WATERSHED, MASSACHUSETTS: GAMBILL, Isabella1, SEDLACK, Casey1, WILLIS-NORTON, Ellen2, HATEM, Alexandra3, and BRABANDER, Daniel J.3, (1) Environmental Studies, Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481, (2) Environmental Studies and Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481, (3) Geosciences, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481, ahatem@wellesley.edu
26-2166GEOCHEMICAL SIGNATURE OF THE PERMIAN-TRIASSIC TRANSITIONAL ENVIRONMENT, PINE FOREST RANGE, NEVADA: LAVINE, Rhiannon, Geography and Geology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 269 Wyman Mall, Whitewater, WI 53190, LaVineRJ18@uww.edu
26-2267HIGH PRESSURE CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY OF NORBERGITE: LINDOO, Amanda1, GRAMSCH, Stephen2, and KYONO, Atsushi2, (1) Geology Department, Augustana College, 639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201, amanda-lindoo@augustana.edu, (2) Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Rd, Washington, DC 20015
26-2368PLEISTOCENE BASALT EVOLUTION IN THE NORTHERN BASIN & RANGE - HIGH LAVA PLAINS TRANSITION, SOUTHEASTERN OREGON: MCHUGH, Kelly and HART, William K., Geology, Miami University, 114 Shideler Hall, Oxford, OH 45056, mchughkc@muohio.edu
26-2469INVESTIGATING MAGMA MIXING AT AGUAS CALIENTES VOLCANO, CHILE: MAJEWSKI, David, PEATE, David W., and UKSTINS PEATE, Ingrid, Dept. of Geoscience, University of Iowa, 121 Trowbridge Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242, david-majewski@uiowa.edu
26-2570GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF BASALTS FROM THE TENDAHO AND DOBE GRABENS, CENTRAL AFAR, ETHIOPIA: RAGLE, Audrey1, HART, William K.1, and ABDELSALAM, Mohamed G.2, (1) Geology, Miami University, 114 Shideler Hall, Oxford, OH 45056, ragleac@muohio.edu, (2) Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, 129 McNutt Hall, Rolla, MO 65409
26-2671CHEMICAL ALTERATION IN ZONED ALKALI FELDSPAR XENOCRYSTS IN THE SILVER MINES QUARTZ BASALT DIKE, ST. FRANCOIS MOUNTAINS, SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI: HOOKER, Samuel J., Geography, Geology, & Planning, Missouri State University, 901 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897, Hooker2113@missouristate.edu, PLYMATE, Thomas, Geography, Geology and Planning, Missouri State University, 901 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897, and CRAIG, Michael M., Biomedical Sciences, Missouri State University, 901 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897
26-2772WILLEMITE NUCLEATION AND GROWTH IN CRYSTALLINE GLAZES: CACCIATORE, Lara, Geology Department, Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, lara-cacciatore@augustana.edu and WOLF, Michael B., Geology Dept, Augustana College, 639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201
26-2873P-T PATHS OF THE LULIANG SHAN UHP LOCALITY, WESTERN CHINA: ROCKINTINE, Nicki and MENOLD, Carrie A., Geology, Albion College, 611 E. Porter St, Albion, MI 49224, ner10@albion.edu
26-2974REMOVAL OF METHYLENE BLUE FROM WATER BY SWELLING CLAYS: LEICK, Sam, Geosciences, University of Wisconsin - Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144, leick001@uwp.edu and LI, Zhaohui, Geosciences, Univ of Wisconsin - Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
26-3075MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY FIELD STUDY OF THE PINTO PEAK INTRUSION, SOUTHWEST UTAH: TIZZANO, Ashley S., LOGAN, Greg Jr, and HACKER, David B., Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, atizzano@kent.edu
26-3176EXPERIMENTAL FORMATION OF IGNEOUS ORBICULAR TEXTURES: RIZZO, Alec J., Geology Dept, Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, alec-rizzo@augustana.edu and WOLF, Michael B., Geology Dept, Augustana College, 639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201
26-3277CONSTRUCTION OF SUBGLACIAL PILLOW RIDGES: INSIGHTS FROM COMPOSITIONAL VARIATIONS IN A 3-D EXPOSURE, UNDIRHLITHAR QUARRY, SOUTHWEST ICELAND: ALCORN, Rebecca J., Department of Geology, The College of Wooster, Scovel Hall, 944 College Mall, Wooster, OH 44691, ralcorn11@wooster.edu, POLLOCK, Meagen, Department of Geology, College of Wooster, Scovel Hall, 944 College Mall, Wooster, OH 44691, and EDWARDS, Ben, Department of Geology, Dickinson College, 28 N. College Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
26-3378PALEOFLOW VELOCITES OF CATASTROPHIC FLOODING ON THE CLARKS FORK OF THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER, NORTHWESTERN WYOMING: BLAZEY, Samuel A., Geology Department, Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, samuel-blazey@augustana.edu and STRASSER, Jeffrey C., Geology Department, Augustana College, 639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201
26-3479VISUALIZATION AND ANALYSIS OF GLACIAL RETREAT IN NEW YORK USING ArcGIS APPLICATIONS: MCADOO, Mitchell A. and RYBERG, Paul T., AGES Department, Clarion University of PA, 389 STC, Clarion University, Clarion, PA 16214, m.a.mcadoo@eagle.clarion.edu
26-3580TRACKING ICE RETREAT IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA USING REMOTE SENSING AND GLACIAL GEOLOGY: WEEKS, La Shawna R. and WILES, Gregory, Department of Geology, The College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691, lweeks11@wooster.edu
26-3681A GROWTH RATE FOR THE LICHEN XANTHOPARMELIA SOMLOENSIS FROM CENTRAL VERMONT – A TOOL FOR DATING ROCK SURFACE EXPOSURE: JONES, Tammy and DUNN, Richard K., Geology and Environmental Science, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663, tjones@norwich.edu
26-3782USING NOAA HYSPLIT AND GIS TO INVESTIGATE AIR QUALITY VARIABILITY IN WESTERN PENNYSLVANIA: CHRISTE, Anthony1, SHULER, Jessica2, BURNS, Megan2, and ZYVITH, Nina3, (1) Computer Science, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA 16057, (2) Geography, Geology, and the Environment, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA 16057, jms5388@sru.edu, (3) Chemistry, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

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