Geology & Astronomy
Faculty, Staff and Students - Spring 2013
Over the summer of 2013, WCU student Matt Rieman participated in the NSF and USGS funded Southern California Earthquake Center Use Information Tecnology (Use IT) Research intership Program. Matt operated as part of an interdisciplinary science, math, and engineering team of international and domestic students working toward the development of improved 3-D computer models of basins, earthquake rupture scenarios, and relevant hazard maps for southern California under the supervision of leading scientists in the field. Use IT Website
Mastery Charter School
April 26, 2013. Students from Mastery Charter School visited the Geology Musuem. Eighty 4th graders participated in a scavenger hunt lead by Dr. LeeAnn Srogi (black blazer in left photo) and WCU students.
24 April 2013. Eight majors sent email to accepted and matriculated first-year and transfer students welcoming them or encouraging them to attend the University. Four faculty (Drs. Vanlandingham, Hilliker, Bosbyshell, and Srogi) provided support during the email-a-thon and the department provided pizza and soda.
20 March 2013. Five majors in the Department of Geology and Astronomy were co-authors on presentations or presented posters at the regional Northeast section meeting of the Geological Society of American in Bretton Woods, NH, in March 2013. From left to right: Drs. Tim Lutz and LeeAnn Srogi (faculty), Chelsie Johnston (undergraduate co-author on faculty paper), Zachary Schagrin (undergraduate poster presenter), Denise Gatlin (graduate student poster presenter), Molly Diggory (undergraduate major), Dr. Hal Bosbyshell (faculty presenter), Colin Patrick (undergraduate poster presenter), and Kelly Davis (alumna 2012 and co-author on faculty paper).