Students to present at Geological Society of America gathering
Several Radford University students and Department of Geology faculty will participate this week in the Geological Society of America (GSA) Southeastern Section Meeting.
The gathering, held March 30-31 in Richmond, is an opportunity for attendees to network and make professional, industry and graduate school contacts. Students and faculty present original research and are exposed to the research of their peers and other professionals in the field.
The Southeastern section of the GSA includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, in addition to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the United States, and the states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan in Mexico.
Faculty Co-Chairing Sessions
Skip Watts and Parvinder Sethi: Digital Imaging Techniques For Enhancing Student Learning And Research
Elizabeth McClellan: Tectonics Of Blue Ridge And Piedmont Terranes: Insight From Integrated Studies
Bob Whisonant: Geology And The Civil War
Undergraduate Research Oral Presentations
Nathan Amick and Brigette Miller with Watts: Unmanned Aerial Systems 3D Modeling of Shrinking Shorelines and the Leaking Lakebed, Mountain Lake, Giles County, Virginia
Hans Voll with Watts: Combining Side-Scan Sonar, Submersible Rovs, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles For Underwater Inspections And Bathymetric Mapping Of An Inactive Quarry Near Claytor Lake, Virginia
Ian Gammarino with Watts: Testing The Effectiveness Of Emerging Technologies For Developing A Sedimentation Model At Claytor Lake, Dublin, Virginia - A Progress Report
Faculty Oral Presentations
Sethi (with student Dylan Philippart): Universal Design Aspects For Creating Cutting-Edge, Digital Imaging-Based, Laboratory Applications For Teaching Geosciences
Whisonant: Bay, River, And Valley: How Virginia's Geology And Physiography Impacted Campaigns And Battles In The Civil War
Undergraduate Research Posters
Ian Gammarino with instructor George Stephenson and associate professor Elizabeth McClellan: Sediment Size Analysis Of Outer Banks Sand Samples
Kent Weidlich with professor Skip Watts: Using Unmanned Aerial Systems, Lidar, And Geophysics To Study Karst At The Selu Conservancy, Radford, Virginia
Himani Panth with Watts: Comparing Bathymetric Maps from 2011 and 2016 Using Side-Scan Sonar and Unmanned Aerial Systems at Mountain Lake, Giles County, Virginia
Faculty Poster Presentations
McClellan: Basin Inversion Of Neoproterozoic Volcano-Sedimentary Stratigraphy In The Mount Rogers Region, Southwest Virginia