Earth & Environmental Science

Research

Science is, by definition, a process of exploration.  As such, department faculty make sure students are well-grounded in the fundamentals of conducting solid research in the lab and in the field.  Some examples of recent original research projects include:

Albright, C.* and Lachhab, A., 2009, Middle Creek analysis of phosphate levels. Presented at the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 85th Annual Meeting, Camp Hill, Pa., and Senior Scholar’s Day.

Lachhab. A, and Kopec, B.*, 2008, Groundwater Modeling of Montandon marsh: A Five Year Analysis of Water Budget. Geological Society of America, Vol. 40, No. 6, p. 383

Elick, J. M. and Cole, A.*, 2008, Deforestation and rapid erosion along Penns Creek, Shamokin Dam, Pa.: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 40, no. 6, p, 482.

Evanoski, A.* and Straub, D.J., Filter-based sampling of particulate matter for analysis of metals by atomic absorption spectroscopy and the determination of total particulate mass by gravimetric analysis.  Presented at the National Council of Undergraduate Research.

Fathel, S.* and Lachhab, A., 2009, Identification of phosphate point sources in Middle Creek.  Presented at the 7th Annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference/Confluence, co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Kopec, B.* and Lachhab, A., 2008, Ongoing monitoring and Assessment of Corbin Mine (site 15).  Presented at the 3rd Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University.

Kopec, B.* and Lachhab, A., 2009, Water budget and groundwater modeling of Montandon marsh.  Presented at the 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, and Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 40, No. 6, p. 383.

Lachhab. A, Kopec, B.* and Knepp, J.*, 2008, Site 15: An AMD passive treatment status and short and long-term monitoring.  Presented at the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium IV, State College, Pa.

Kilmer, J. A* and Ressler, D. E., 2009, Urban tree inventory of Selinsgrove, Pa., reveals significant change in tree population.  Presented at the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 85th Annual Meeting, Program Abstracts, p. 48.

Stoker, M.* and Lachhab, A., 2009, Monroe Marketplace water supply and concerns about water-drop in the vicinity.  Presented at the 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse and the 7th Annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference/Confluence 2009 co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Carolyn Talmadge*, supervised by K. H. Straub, 2009, Energy audit of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.  Presented to St. Paul’s church.

* Students



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