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Geology students and faculty will present research to geological society meeting

Two Muskingum College students and two faculty members have been selected to present their research findings at the 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. The meeting will be held October 27-31 at the Colorado Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Stephen Van Horn, associate professor of geology, Jason Esselburn ’07, and Jason A. Tarbert '08 will present Major-Ion Chemistry of Surface Water and Identification of Hydrogeochemical Processes in a Recovering Surface-Minded Watershed, The Wilds, Southeastern Ohio.

Dr. Van Horn and Tarbert will also present Effects of Surface Mining on Stream Water Quality in the Wills Creek Watershed, Southeastern Ohio: pH, Specific Conductance and Sulfate Trends.

Dr. Shelley A. Judge, instructor of geology, will present Introducing Students to Paleoclimate Research in a Liberal Arts Setting (Muskingum College, OH): Joint Oceanographic Institutions/U.S. Science Support Program’s Undergraduate Supplement Award at Work.

Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry. The Geological Society's growing membership unites thousands of earth scientists from every corner of the globe in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet and share scientific findings.