Student Research Projects 

Examples of recent undergraduate research at Concord include:

Ian Ware - Character of pseudotachylyte veins in three host rocks in the Grizzly Creek shear zone, Colorado (2009)

Jamie Skeen - Petrographic character of pseudotachylyte from the Grizzly Creek shear zone, Colorado (2007)

Tina Garten - Evidence for ancient seismicity in southern West Virginia (McNair Scholars project, 2005)

Melissa Farmer - Subsurface imaging of Late Mississippian normal faults and associated paleoseismic (?) soft-sediment deformation in Mercer County, WV, using ground-penetrating radar (McNair Scholar project, 2004) [Completed M.S. in geology/paleoclimatology at University of Illinois-Urbana]

Nancy Sloan - Deposition and deformation of an outcrop of the Upper Mississippian Princeton Formation, Mercer County, West Virginia (McNair Scholar Project, 2003) [completed MS in oceanography at Florida Institute of Technology; currently PhD student in environmental science at Florida Institute of Technology]

Cheryle Boggs - Use of ground penetrating radar to image sedimentary structures and soft-sediment deformation within the Upper Mississippian Princeton Formation, Mercer County, WV (McNair Scholar Project, 2003)

Erin Ellison - Paleocurrent analysis of flute casts in the Devonian Braillier Formation, Bluefield, WV (2003)

Troy Huffman - Petrographic analysis of clast/melt ratios in a seismogenic pseudotachylyte (2002)

Walter A. Sullivan - Stratigraphy of upper Hinton Formation sandstones in the Bluestone River Gorge, southern West Virginia (2001; Presented at SE GSA, Raleigh, NC) [completed MS in structural geology at Virginia Tech; PhD at University of Wyoming]

Sam Harvey and Jason Deem - Geologic mapping of surficial deposits in populated areas of Mercer County, WV (2000; Supported by a grant from the Concord College Community Research Center)

Sam Harvey - Bench-scale apparatus for simultaneous visual and ultrasonic acquisition of NAPL distribution in unconsolidated media (1999; Summer research at Berkeley National Laboratories, California. Presented at SE GSA, Athens, GA) [completed MS in hydrogeology at Virginia Tech]

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