Dr. Scott Marshall and alumna Julia Irizarry '13 (now at the University of Oregon) are interviewed about their research on earthquakes in southern California.
Read more in the Appalachian Online at http://www.theappalachianonline.com/campus/10836-geophysicist-studies-faults-using-gps-data
Dr. Johnny Waters and Dr. Sarah Carmichael and their students and international collaborators have found evidence for catastrophic oceanographic events associated with climate change and a mass extinction 375 million years ago that devastated tropical marine ecosystems.
Dr. Scott Marshall is a co-leader of a research team funded by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) to study faults in southern California because of the potential for a significant earthquake. Marshall is head of team’s geodesy group that uses modern satellite technology to track slow and ongoing motions of the ground due to fault movements in the basin.
Students and faculty in the Geology Department (and everyone else around Boone) experienced an earthquake on Sunday afternoon, August 25, 2013. Dr. Scott Marshall answers questions about this unusual seismic event on our website, at http://geology.appstate.edu/outreach/ask-geologist/blowing_rock_earthquake.
Reynaldo Ignacio, senior undergraduate student double majoring in geology and biology, received a $1500 scholarship from the Subaru Minority Student Scholarship Program. The award is the result of a partnership between Subaru and the Geological Association of America (GSA).
Geologist Ellen Cowan is part of an international team of scientists that will spend two months at sea studying climate change and earth systems in the Gulf of Alaska.
Read the full article on the High Country Press
Sophomore Geology major Josh Feierstein '15 has won the undergraduate award for an outstanding research poster at the 16th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors held April 18, 2013.
Josh's research, "Manganese: the New Black," was based on his work with faculty advisor Dr. Sarah Carmichael.
The competition highlighted the top 14 undergraduate and graduate posters out of the 150 abstracts presented at the daylong celebration.
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Dr. Sarah Carmichael, an assistant professor in the Department of Geology and a member of the Appalachian studies faculty, is this year’s recipient of the Wayne D. Duncan Faculty Enrichment and Teaching Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching in General Education.
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Dr. Chuanhui Gu, winner of the 2012 Wachovia Award for Environmental Research, discusses his research with the High Country Press.
See full story at http://www.hcpress.com/people-2/appalachian-state-professor-dr-chuanhui-gu-receives-2012-wachovia-award-for-environmental-research.html
Dr. Johnny Waters has received the 100 Scholars award, which recognizes “exemplary research … of a tenured faculty member.” Dr. Waters is an invertebrate paleontologist specializing in echinoderms, whose research involves recovery of marine ecosystems after mass extinctions.
Dr. Chuanhui Gu has received the Wachovia Award, which recognizes research “related to environmental concerns for the region.” Dr. Gu is an aqueous geochemist and hydrologist who studies biogeochemical cycling...