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April 11 ten students in GEOL 301 Geomorphology travelled to Sitka and Kruzof Island to see the Edgecumbe Volcanic field.

They learned about volcanic landscapes and coastal geomorphology away from glacier and uplift. Students included Kristi Asplund, Nick Korzen, David Leggitt, Patrick McCormick, Cliff Miller, Nat Nichols, Martin Pelke, Nicole Roberts, David Sauer, and Emily Sheehan.

Instructor Cathy Connor gave a public lecture in Sitka about local geology. The student's air travel and boat transport to Kruzof Island was funded by a grant from the Provost's office. Connor's travel was funded by Kitty LaBounty, UAS Sitka Campus faculty who annually organizes this trip for her Sitka students.

Four ENVS students will present at the Geological Society of Alaska's Annual Tech Conference at UAF April 24th, 2009.

Student travel is sponsored by a grant from Chancellor Pugh.

Student Presentation Topics:
Stephanie Ashley-UAS Carbon Footprint Louie Hoock-Juneau Area Bedrock Weathering Rates Ivy Smith and David Sauer-Mendenhall Lake’s Changes 2007-2008: Bathymetry and Sedimentation

These students will be accompanied by ENVS faculty Member Cathy Connor who will be presenting on a Wrangell-St. Elias NP Cave Inventory Project. In May, two other ENVS students will attend the American Water Resources Association National Meeting in Anchorage May 4-6, 2009. Student travel is sponsored by a grant from Chancellor Pugh. They will be accompanied by ENVS faculty Eran Hood who is one of the conference organizers.

Student Presentation Topics:
Nick Korzen- Changing Mendenhall Lake Bathymetry with Deglaciation Nick Schlosstein - Impact of deglaciation on streamwater chemistry in Glacier Bay, Alaska


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