Geology Student Outcomes

Student Research

Keith O'Connor '14 presented a paper titled "Chemical and Physical characterization of a kettle lake in Upstate New York" at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO October 27-30 2013.

Hayley Cooney '13 co-authored and co-presented a paper titled "Enigmatic tubular fossils from the Cockburn Town Member (Pleistocene, Grotto Beach Formation), San Salvador Island, Bahamas: Preliminary results from field and petrographic analysis" at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO October 27-30 2013.

Tyler Hall '13 co-authored and presented a paper titled "Analysis of the role and timing of fluid flow during ore synthesis and vonsenite crystallization in the Jayville Iron Deposit, NW Adirondack Mountains, NYS" at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO October 27-30 2013.

Kyle Greenberg '13 presented a paper titled as "Mineral weathering and biofilm development in the rhizosphere of pine trees" at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC November 4-7 2012.

Sheila Niedziela '13 presented a paper titled as "A transmission electron microscopy study of the microbe-mineral interface in the rhizosphere of pine" at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC November 4-7 2012.

Sheila Niedziela '13 presented a paper titled as "Weathering in the Rhizosphere Analyzed with Transmission Electron Microscopy" at Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada June 24-29 2012.

Kyle Greenberg '13 presented a paper titled as "Weathering at the Mineral-Fungus-Bacteria Interface Analyzed with Scanning Electron Microscopy and Helium Ion Microscopy" at Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada June 24-29 2012.

Sheila Niedziela '13 presented a paper titled as "Analyzing the Role of Biofilm in Weathering Processes in the Rhizosphere with Various Microscopic Techniques" at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA December 5-9, 2011.

Kimberly Negrich '11 presented a paper titled as "Characterization of the microbe-biotite interface on field samples from a mine site, Derome, Sweden" at Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic August 14-19 2011.

Student Internships

Clark Evans '15 interned as a Drillers Assistant with Parrat Wolff, Inc. in Pennsylvania and central New York (internship not submitted for Hartwick credit).

Sheila Niedziela '13 interned as a research assistant working on "Using Molluscs to Monitor Environmental Effects of Oil Spills" at the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, NY during summer 2012.

Tyler Hall '13 interned as an exploration geologist at the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, Bagdad, AZ during summer 2012.

Hayley Cooney '13 interned as a mineral collections curator at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA during summer 2012.

Tyler Hall '13 interned as a research assistant at the Energy and Geoscience Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia during summer 2011.

Graduate/Professional School Placements

Sheila Niedziela '13 entered the MS program in Geology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lydon Schultz '13 entered University of Vermont Law School for Environmental Law.

Ellyssa Tennant '12 entered the MSEd program in Earth Science Education at SUNY-Potsdam.

Kim Negrich '11 entered the MS program in Geology at University of Maine.

Andrew Parisi '11 entered the MS program in Geology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Brian Terbush '11 entered the MS program in Geology at Boise State University, Boise, ID.