[PAST EVENT] Senior Research Saturday

April 20, 2024
All day
McGlothlin-Street Hall
251 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food
  • Open to the public

Attached is the schedule for this year’s edition of Senior Research Saturday- which will take place this Saturday in the Geology Dept @ McGlothlin-Street Hall. It’s an important day for the department as the Seniors will share all they’ve discovered doing research over the past year. The event will commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room 219, plus we’ve got lunch (provided) at noon. We should wrap up by 4:30 p.m. with a reception (with Bubbly!).

WILLIAM & MARY GEOLOGY’s Senior Research Saturday

Saturday, April 20th, 2024 McGlothlin-Street Hall Room 219

9:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks

9:35 a.m.Milo Pavlovich, Monitoring lead levels in soil samples along an elevational gradient in the Green Mountains of northern Vermont from 1980 to 2022

9:50 a.m.Savia Berlucchi, Analysis of atmospheric magnetic spherules and their deposition in Williamsburg, Virginia

10:05 a.m.Jake Berkowitz, Hyperspectral imaging and biogeochemical analysis of a lake sediment record from northern Greenland reveals Holocene climate fluctuations

10:20 a.m.Ru Williams, Historic atmospheric lead deposition reconstructed from the High Arctic Greenland

10:35 a.m.Elizabeth Diaz, Investigating the deglacial history of the Wandel Dal valley, northern Greenland

10:50 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. Xanadu Biondi, Impacts of shoreline erosion at York River State Park: an educational project for GEOL 160

11:15 a.m.Meghan Kirk, Connecting people and place: providing geological context of Virginia's Eastern Shore to the local community

11:30 a.m. Daniel Velvel, Archiving and understanding the effects of Hurricane Camille in Nelson County, Virginia

11:45 a.m.Anna Hart, Trends in Virginia’s growing season lengths 

12:00 p.m. – Lunch and a Break

1:00 p.m.Maddie Winer, Monitoring soil moisture dynamics in a sustainable field, conventional farm, and forest

1:15 p.m.Abby Hazelgrove, Investigating the effects of historic redlining on ecohydrological processes in Richmond, Virginia

1:30 p.m.Anna Jordan, Curating mammal specimens from Pleistocene deposits in Pender County, North Carolina

1:45 p.m.Tim Speedy, Effects of intraspecific variation on the cranial biomechanics of Diplometopon zarudnyi

2:00 p.m.Logan Flynn, Phylogenetic implications of postcranial characters in Procolophonidae (Procolophonomorpha, Reptilia)

2:15 p.m.Meagan Kiss, Pixels to minerals: extracting petrologically meaningful data from micro-scale geochemical maps

2:30 p.m. – Break

2:40 p.m. Molly Moran, Structural geometry of the eastern Blue Ridge in the Schuyler 7.5’ quadrangle, Virginia

2:55 p.m. Eno Adusei, Fracture analysis in the Schuyler 7.5 Quadrangle eastern Blue Ridge, Virginia

3:10 p.m.Kinsey Shelfton, Geology of an ancient Native American bedrock quarry, western North Carolina Blue Ridge

3:25 p.m.Orion Fellows, Origin of listwaenite near Fanja, Oman

3:40 p.m. Eran Driscoll, Cenozoic Tectonic inversion in the Bandar Jissah area, Oman

3:55 p.m.Nailah Johnson, Geology of the Oakville Volcanic Suite and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Virginia Piedmont

4:10 p.m. – A Reception with Bubbly!

Sponsored by: Department of Geology