Faculty, Students Present Research at Geological Conference

Monday, September 29, 2008

Faculty and students in the Department of Geosciences at the University of West Georgia will present their research in Houston Oct. 5 – 9. Approximately 10,000 scientists will attend this first-ever joint annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies.

The UWG geoscientists attending the conference and presenting their research are Dr. Curtis Hollabaugh, professor of geology and chair of the Department of Geosciences; Drs. Philip Novack-Gottshall and Christopher Berg, assistant professors of geosciences; Dr. David Bush, professor of geology; and Randa Harris, instructor of geosciences.

“The annual meeting of the Geological Society of America is the largest and most esteemed gathering of geologists in the world,” said Hollabaugh. “For the students, this is a great occasion to interact with world experts and students from other universities. They’ll meet with graduate school representatives and hear lectures about every aspect of geology.”

UWG students who will also present research at the conference are Kimberly Cook of Douglasville; Cameron Wolfe of Atlanta; Ellie Busse of Alpharetta; Nelson Spratt of Carrollton; Rochelle Legaspi of Winston and Andrew Maloof of Lilburn.

Research that will be presented include water quality, long-term drought solutions in Georgia, extracting metamorphic conditions from mineral compositions and coastal hazards research in the Caribbean. The joint meeting provides an opportunity to communicate with scientists from Mexico, Central America, South America and other countries.

For more information, call 678-839-6479 or visit www.acsmeetings.com.