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Geology faculty and students participate in Geological Society of America meeting
May 2, 2022 · Uncategorized
Faculty and Students from Marshall Geology Department participated in the Geological Society of America joint southeastern and north-central section meeting held in Cincinnati, OH, April 5 – 7, through two presentations: Matt Shafer (class of Fall 21) and Prof. Mike Caudill presented a poster titled: LOSS Slake Index Of An Upper Pennsylvanian Mudrock, Appalachian Plateau,
Geology majors awarded grants to carry out research
February 21, 2022 · Research
Keegan Abel was awarded $3612 from WVHEPC STaR Division to carry out the research: “Investigation of REE and Y distribution in fireclays associated with coal in WV” Jack Pennington: $1000 NASA Undergraduate Student Research Scholarship for the project “Loss Slake Index of Lower Pennsylvanian Mudrocks of the Low Appalachian Plateau in West Virginia” Paul Summers:
Wild and Wonderful West Virginia – Then and Now
January 13, 2022 · General Geology, West Virginia
– Dr. Ron Martino, Dept. of Geology, Marshall University Anyone who has grown up in WV or has at least spent some time outdoors here knows that there are many parts of the state that are truly wild and wonderful. Our wildlife ranges from bears, coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, turkey, and elk to rattle snakes,
Stress Relief – Why it Matters for Waterwells on the Appalachian Plateau of West Virginia
April 15, 2021 · General Geology, West Virginia
– Dr. Mike Caudill, Dept. of Geology, Marshall University According to the West Virginia Groundwater Resource Act, Article 12, Chapter 22 of the West Virginia Code, groundwater is the source of drinking water for more than 50% of the state’s total population and more than 90% of the rural population. Students in Marshall University’s Hydrogeology
Marshall Geology Students Examine Evidence of Teays Stage, Ice-dammed Lake in the Hocking River Valley and the Cause of Local “Landsliding”
March 29, 2021 · General Geology
– Dr. Mike Caudill The study of landscapes, their attributes, and their origins, is of the primary interest of geologists.  This sub-discipline of geology is known as geomorphology, the study of Earth’s surficial processes and their results.  Students in the Geomorphology course at Marshall University recently visited southeastern Ohio to examine evidence of an ancient
Marshall Geology Students Tour Ohio’s Hocking Hills and Survey Results of Rock Sapping
March 29, 2021 · General Geology
– Dr. Mike Caudill In the photo below, students in the Geomorphology course at Marshall University stop for a quick break in a large sapping recess while hiking Old Man’s Creek gorge at Hocking Hills State. Students visited the area in the Fall of 2019 on a field trip during their Geomorphology course which studies