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August Regular Meeting

  • Wed, August 12, 2015
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute, Bldg H, Rm #126, 3339 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

Re: [DPS_Leadership] Speakers for August 12 DPS Meeting

Next DPS meeting on August 12th: Two (count em) Two Speakers for the Price of One (free, actually)

Ashley Adams will speak on the subject of her research under Dr. Art Busbey at TCU, on "Stratigraphy and Paleontology on the Rosillos Mountain Ranch, Brewster County, TX: A Reevaluation of Geologic Units in the Big Bend Area." Ashley received a BS in Geology and BA in Anthropology from the U of Pittsburgh in 2012 before coming to Fort Worth. She finished her MS degree in August of 2014 and is now working on a PhD degree at Drexel University under Dr. Ken Lacovara, mapping and analyzing Late Cretaceous sediments for indicators of meteorite impact at the Cretaceous / Paleogene boundary.

Brenda Costello received her MS degree from UT Dallas in the Spring of 2015. She will speak on the subject of her MS thesis, under Dr. Ignacio Pujana, on "Upper Jurassic radiolarian from the Vaca Muerta Formation, Argentina."  Radiolarians are beautiful marine microfossils that are useful for age dating. They can be recovered from the cuttings of wells in oil exploration because their abundance, small size, and siliceous composition. You may not think you have seen radiolarians, but you have seen their handiwork if you have travelled to Marathon near Big Bend or to the Ouachita Mountains. They are responsible for the deposition of thick Paleozoic chert and novaculite formations that form the ridges in those ancient mountain belts.

Please join us for this "double feature" on Wednesday, August 12th at 7:30 pm at the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute.


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