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Geology Student Accomplishments

Our program has had a long emphasis on undergraduate research as part of their professional development. Below are some of the associated outcomes.

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UNO students presenting their poster at the 2013 Denver GSA meeting.

Student presentations and publications.

Ron Johnsen, 1984, Glaciers in Pakistan, Nebraska Academy of Sciences.
Larry Carter, 1984, Thermal Maturation of Hydrocarbons in the Forest City Basin, Nebraska Academy of Sciences.
Mark Capps, 1987, Microstratigraphy of units of the Kansas Group exposed at Richfield P.W.A. quarry, Nebraska Academy of Sciences.
Mike Sonderman, 1987, Microbiostratigraphy of some members of the Kansas City Group in the Pennsylvanian System, southeast Nebraska, Nebraska Geological Society.
Harmon D. Maher, Scott McIntyre, Paul Sacks, and Donald T. Secor,1987, Road log for Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15, 1987: in Anatomy of the Alleghanian orogeny as seen from the Piedmont of South Carolina and Georgia, Carolina Geological Society, 50th Anniversary meeting, 1987, ed. Donald T. Secor, Jr..
Shroder, J.F., Khan, M. Saqib, Lawrence, Robert D. , Madin, Ian P., and Higgins, Sean M., 1989, Quaternary glacial chronology and neotectonics in the Himalaya of northern Pakistan, in Geophysics and Tectonics of the Western Himalaya, GSA Special Volume, ed. L. Malinconico and R.J. Lille
Daniel L. Inman, 1989, The triple junction geometry of continental rifts in Africa, Nebraska Academy of Sciences.
John F. Shroder, Jr., and Tom Lowndes, 1989, Slope failures and the Bonneville Flood in Red Rock Pass, Idaho, AAG Annual Meeting.
Shroder, J.F., and Lowndes, Tom, 1989, Threshold modeling, slope failure and the Bonneville Flood, Geol. Soc. America Annual Meeting.
Pray, J., Maher, H. D., Jr. & Welbon, A. I., 1990, Evidence for and ruminations on Carboniferous deformation in Bellsund and St. Jonsfjorden, Western Svalbard, Symposium on Post-Devonian Tectonic evolution of Svalbard, Oslo, Norway.
Patricia E. Helland, 1991, Evidence for Late Tertiary glacial climatic conditions in source areas during deposition of parts of the Ash Hollow Formation, Ogallala Group, of western Nebraska, Nebraska Academy of Sciences.
Maher, H.D., Boland, I., Brueggemann, M., Pospisil, M., Pray, J., Sacks, P., Secor, D.T., Steinke, T., and West, T., 1992, Tectonic architecture of central Georgia Eastern Piedmont, Geol. Soc. America Annual Meeting.
Pray, J. R., Maher, H. D., Jr. & Welbon, A. I. 1992, Ruminations on Tuttle lamellae (fluid inclusion planes) in Carboniferous strata from Bellsund and St. Jonsfjorden, Western Svalbard, Norsk Geologisk Tiddskrift, v. 72, p. 77-82
Maher, Harmon D., Shuster, Robert, Swearingen, Jann, and Honke, Jeff, 1994, Undergraduate involvement in the development of an Environmental Geology Lab: Council on Undergraduate Quarterly, v. 14, no. 3, p. 131-133.
Castelhano, T. A. R., Maher, H. D., Jr., Berger, D. R., Bergh, S., and Braathen, A.,1995, Kinematic evolution of the Tertiary fold-thrust belt Broggerhalvoya,Spitsbergen, Norway from slip-linear plots; Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts, v. 27, no. 3, p. A-42.
Berger, D., Castelhano, T. A. R., Maher, H. D. Jr., Braathen, A., and Bergh, S., 1995, Tertiary deformation of Lower Cretaceous diabase sills in Carboniferous strata, West Spitsbergen, Norway ; Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts, v. 27, no. 3, p. A-39.
Silence, Teresa, Mandel, Rolfe D., and Shuster, Robert D., 1995, Study of sedimentation processes within the Akrotiri Aetokremnos rockshelter, Cyprus: Geol.Soc. America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, no. 3, p. 85.
Timmons, J. Michael, Shuster, Robert D., and Karlstrom, Karl E.,1995, Geology of the Monte Largo Hills area, New Mexico: structural and metamorphic study of the eastern aureole of the Sandia pluton: Geol. Soc. America, Abstracts with Programs,v. 27, no. 3, p.90.
Shroder, J.F., Jr., Scheppy, R., and Bishop, M.P., 1996, Debris flows and denudation rates, Nanga Parbat Himalaya: Geol. Soc. America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 28,no. 7, p. A-395.
Turco, J.J., Maher, H.D., Reeder, P., and Nealson, John S., 1997, A pilot study of electromagnetic conductivity and microtopographic surveys in mapping pioneer gravesites in loess, Mormon Pioneer cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska: Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts, v. 29, no. 4, p.76.
Jacobs, M., Heim, K., and Maher, H.D., Jr., 1997, Initial Component of Urban Geology Database for Omaha, NE; Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts, v. 29, #6, A-223.
Maher, H.D., Jr., Alder, T., Heim, K., Nihsen, M., Persing, D., and Welch, J., 1997, Neotectonic Joints in Loess of Omaha, Nebraska; Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts, vol. 29, #6, P. A-417.
Maher, H. D., Jr., Covey, J., Heim, K., Elvebakk, G., Worsley, D., 1998, Mesozoic Reactivation of Paleozoic Structures in the Formation of the Loppa High on the Barents Shelf; EOS, Transactions, AGU v. 79, # 45, p. F809
Blair, Jason Dennis, 1999, A petrographic analysis of potsherds from Tell-Hisban, Jordan: American Assoc. Advancement of Science, Midwest Regional Meeting, vol. 39, no. 2, p. 15.
Blair, Jason D., London, Gloria, and Shuster, Robert, 2000, A petrographic analsis of potsherds from Tell Hisban, Jordan: Geol. Soc. America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, no. 4, p. A-5.
Blair, Jason D., London, Gloria, and Shuster, Robert, 2001, A petrographic approach to potsherd analysis: potsherds from Tell Hisban Jordan: American Assoc. of Geographers, RM/GP meeting, Omaha, NE.
Hays, Troy D., 2001, Lab simulation of plume separation at a viscosity boundary: Geol. Soc. America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, no. 4, p. A-51.
Hays, T., Maher, H. D. Jr.,& Shuster, R. D., 2002, Sedimentologic Record of the High Arctic Large Igneous Province in the Cretaceous Strata of Midterhuken, Svalbard, Norway; Program and Proceedings of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, p. 57.
Maher, H.D., Jr., Hays, T., Shuster, R. D., & Mutrux, J., 2002, Signature of a mafic volcanic source in Barremian to Albian sandstones on Spitsbergen, Norway; GSA Abstracts w Programs, vol 34, # 6.
Mutrux, J. G., Maher, H. D. Jr, Shuster, R.D., & Hays, T. D., 2003, Chamosite ooid horizons of the Carolinefjellet Formation, Spitsbergen, Norway; GSA Abstracts w Programs, vol. 35, no. 4. This won the SEPM best undergraduate poster award.
Godek, S. L & Shuster, R. D., 2003, Geochemical spatial analysis of the Middle Proterozoic Granite-Rhyolite Province; GSA Abstracts w Programs, vol. 35, no. 4.
Brock, J. & Todd, L., 2003, Multiple glacial tills in an exposure along the Lower Elkhorn River, Nebraska; GSA Abstracts w Programs, vol. 35, no. 4.
Maher, H. D., Jr., Hays, T., Shuster, R. D., & Mutrux, J., 2004, Sandstone Petrography of Lower Cretaceous sandstones on Svalbard; Polar Research, Norsk Polarinstitutt, v. 23, 147-165.
Maher, H. D., Jr., Braathen, A., & Mutrux, J., 2003, Devonian Kinematics Along the Long Lived Billefjorden Fault Zone, GSA Abstract w Programs, vol 35, # 3, p. 47.
Shuster, R. D., Mutrux, J. G., & Maher, H.D., Jr., 2004, Neodymium isotopic analysis of Cretaceous rocks from Svalbard, Norway; GSA Abstracts w Programs, vol. 36, #3, p.46.
Moak, W., Tegels, J., & Maher, H. D., Jr., 2004, Faults and veins in White River Group Strata of Toadstool Geologic Park, Northwest Nebraska; GSA Abstracts w Programs, vol. 36, #3, p.41.
Maher, H. D., Jr., Berrigan, J., Dervin, R., Firkins, J., Hart, B., Marshall, L. & Moak, W., 2004, Relationships between veining and faulting at Toadstool Geologic Park, Northwest Nebraska; GSA Abstracts w Programs, vol. 36, # 6.

Clark, Stephen L., Shuster, Robert, and Richter-Egger, Dana, 2007, A Geochemical Analysis of Volcanic Ash, Geol. Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 3, p. 59.
Hoff, W., Kinkade, J., Mertes, J., Schneiderwind, S., Weihs, B., and Maher, H. D., Jr., 2007, Scale dependence of chalcedony vein strike uniformity within the Chadron Formation of Badlands National Park; GSA Abstracts w Programs, vol. 39, #6.
Nanfito, A., Mertes, J., Valentour, N., Arthur, T., Young, E., Pistiillo, S., & Maher, H. D., Jr., 2007, Comparison of tensile features in loess and bedrock of Harlan County Reservoir, Nebraska; GSA Abstracts w Programs,, vol. 39, # 6.
Nanfito, A. & Maher H. D., Jr., 2008, Kinematic anlalysis of deformation along the Billefjorden fault zone of Spitsbergen, Svalbard; GSA Abstracts w Programs, vol. 40.
Maher, H. D., Jr., Hays, T., Shuster, R. D., & Mutrux, J., 2004, Sandstone Petrography of Lower Cretaceous sandstones on Svalbard; Polar Research, Norsk Polarinstitutt, v. 23, 147-165.

Clark, Stephen L., Shuster, Robert, and Richter-Egger, Dana, 2007,  A Geochemical Analysis of Volcanic             Ash, Geol. Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 3, p. 59.

Mutrux, J., Maher, H. D., Jr. Shuster, R. D., & Hays, T., 2008, Iron Ooid Beds of the Carolinefjellet Formation, Spitsbergen, Norway; Polar Research, v. 27.

 Cubrich, B. & Maher, H. D. Jr., 2010, Use of the multinomial function to map variations in the degree of organization in fracture systems: GSA Abstracts w Programs, vol. 42, #2, p. 64.

Nicholson, B. E., Cubrich, B. T., Tipton, B., Hines, R., Hegdahl, N., Kinkade, J., Maher, H. D. Jr., Shuster, R. D. & Holmes, M. A., 2010, Diageneis in Tertiary strata and the formation of chalcedony vein horizons: Badlands National Park, South Dakota; GSA Abstracts w Programs, vol. 42, #2, p. 64.

Cubrich, B. & Maher, H. D. Jr., 2010, Using the Multinomial function to investigate complex fracture patterns: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 263.

Diggins, M. P., Urban, A., Cubrich, B.T., Shuster, R., & Maher, H. D., Jr., 2010, Clastic Dikes in the Cedar Pass Area, Badlands National Park, SD: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 458.

Burgett, A., Bishop, M. & Shroder, J. S., 2011, Evaluation of meso-scale topographic effects on glaciers in the western Himalaya of Pakistan;

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 620.

Carritt, J., Maher, H. D., Jr. & Tefft, R., 2011, Significance of strata-bound vein arrays in the Oligocene Brule Formation, Scotts Bluff National Monument, NE; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 423, No. 4, p. 86.

 Halligan, T., Korth, R., Maher, H. D. Jr., Shuster, R. D., 2011, The relationship of clastic dikes in northwestern Nebraska to those in Badlands National Park; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 423, No. 6.

Boro,  Joseph R., and Shuster, Robert D., 2012,  Petrographic analysis of collar rim jars from Tall Al ‘Umayri, Jordan,  Geol. Society of America,  Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 5, p. 13.

Ferguson, S., Guirra, M., Olree, E., Zhou, Z. & Maher, H. D. Jr., 2013, Synsedimentary, low-angle normal detachment in White River Group strata of NW South Dakota; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p. 592.

 Korth, R. & Maher, H. D. Jr., 2013, Spatial analysis of seismic activity in the central Great Plains; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 45, No. 7, p.592.

Tipton, B., 2013, Polygenetic formation of flared slopes on granite terrain within Vedauwoo State Park, WY; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.43.

 

Recent student grants. fellowships and awards:

Troy Hays, 2002, Best undergraduate student paper at Geoscience Division of Nebraska Academy of Science.
Jessica Brock and Lee Todd, 2002, Yatkola-Edwards grant from the Nebraska Geological Society.
Amanda Hassler, 2003, Received the Condra Scholarship from the Conservation and Survery Division.
Amanda Hassler, Jeremey Mutrux, and Justin Tegels were awarded scholarships from the LeLander funds, and from the Omaha Gem and Mineral Club.
Jeremy Mutrux, 2003, SEPM Best Undergraduate Paper Award at North Central GSA meeting.
Michael Riggle 2006, Yatkola-Edwards grant from the Nebraska Geological Society.
Nicholas Valentour, 2006, NSF sponsored REU at Northern Arizona University.
Erin Young, 2006, NSF sponsored REU participant at Mesa State University, Colorado.
Timothy W. Freed, 2008, NSF sponsored REU participant at the University of Texas – Arlington.

Matt Coan, 2011, Yatkola Edwards grant from the Nebraska Geological Society

Ben Bates, 2011, FUSE (Funds for Undergraduate Scholarly Experience) grant from UNO 

Chris Sautter, 2011, FUSE grant from UNO

Joe Boro, 2011, FUSE grant from UNO

Joe Boro, 2011, 2nd place Undergraduate Poster Award, UNO Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Chris Sautter, 2012, Best Undergraduate Poster Award, UNO Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Angela Burgett, 2012, FUSE grant from UNO

Theresa Halligan, 2012, FUSE grant from UNO

Dave Vanosdall, 2012, Fuse grant from UNO

Angela Burgett, 2013, Best Undergraduate Poster Award, UNO Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Theresa Halligan, 2013, NAGT nomination that led to USGS internship working on GPS geodesy in California

 

Geology Senior Theses Completed Since 1983

Geology Senior Theses Completed Since 1983 or *internship for Industry or Liberal Arts Track

2013,Jacob Anderson, The Biostratigraphic Significance of the Ichnotaxon Brachychirotherium , and a New Tracksite Located Within the Lower Nugget Sandstone Formation, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

2013, Angela Burgett, Geomorphometric Aspects of Selected Glaciers in the Nanga Parbat and Karakoram Himalaya

2013, Ben Bates, Anisotropic Influence on Mud Cracks – A Statistical Study Examining the Influence of Introduced Anisotropies on Crack Orientation in Mud

2013, Theresa Halligan, Analysis of Smectite/Illite Clays within the White River Group

2012, Matt Coan, Fracture Analysis of the Pierre Shale and Niobrara Formation in South Central South Dakota

2012, Christopher Sautter, Fracture Orientation Analysis:  Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa

2012, Joseph Boro, Petrographic Analysis of Collar Rim Jars from Tall Al-‘Umayri, Jordan

2012, Drew Whitman, The Mineralogy of the Biotite Gneiss of the Granite Falls area, Minnesota River Valley

2012, Seth Yakel*, Internship at Thompson, Dreessen & Dorner

2012, Jennifer Stillmock, Geoforensics and Railroad Accident Reconstruction:  Earth-Surface Processes

2012, Drew Williams, Joint, Fault, and Vein Analysis of the Lewis and Clark Reservoir, NE

2012, Ryan Tefft, An Extra Large Conflict

2012, Kyle Kloewer, * Lane Construction Internship Report

2012, Bronson Gerken, The Role of Dewatering in Construction Design

2011, Bart Cubrich, Using the multinomial function to assess the degree of fracture organization

2011, Jeffrey Carritt, Analysis of strata-bound vein arrays in the Oligocene Brule Formation, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska

2011, Aaron Ochsner, Application of Harrison correction to Nebraska BHT Data

2011, Rachel A. Hines, X-Ray Diffraction and Thin Section Analysis of a Clastic Dike near Sheep Mountain Table, Badlands National Park, South Dakota

2011Lu Hug, * EarthScope Internship Report

2010, Brooke E. Nicholson, Analyses of a chalcedony vein horizon near the Brule-Chadron contact, Chamberlain Pass, Badlands National Park, South Dakota

2010, Timothy W. Freed, Sr., Identification of Counter Point Bars on the Missouri River:  Vermillion, SD to Omaha, NE

2010, Nicholas Valentour, A Study of Potential Nested Craters on Mars

2010, Megan Schettler, Mass Movement in Northwestern Afghanistan

2010, Rebecca Moshman, An Analysis of Chamosite Ooids:  Origins of Textural Features

2009, Adam Gramke, EarthScope Student Siting Reconnaissance, University of Nebraska- Omaha

2008, Jami Schuler, Soil Diagenesis of Badlands, South Dakota

2008,, Justin Redlinger, Measuring the Effect of Angle Orientation of Flat Impermeable Pieces Within Sand

2008, Aleece Nanfito, Timing of Diagenesis and Deformation of Carboniferous Gypsum & Anhydrites in Spitsbergen

2008, Jalot Al-Absy, Geomorphology of Afghanistan

2007, Thomas Arthur, Petroleum exploration using field methods and gamma-ray spectroscopy to detect volatile hydrocarbons concentrated in structural traps

2007, Sarah Pistillo, Factors Influencing Muscovite Deformation Due to Compaction in Cretaceous Sandstones of Spitsbergen.

2007, John Firkins, Analysis of Mesozoic ooidal ironstones using GIS

2007, Erin Young, Holocene arroyo history of the Little Dolores River, western Colorado

2007, Stephen Clark, A geochemical analysis of volcanic ash

2007, Jonathon Sarich, A study of grain size effects on X-ray diffraction patterns

2007, Phillip Schiele, Glacial till deposits of the Greater Omaha area

2006 Korey Brunken, Effects of applied strain on fine-grained sediment: A model for polygonal fracture development in passive margins

2006, Colleen Steele, The sedimentology of riprap of Little Papillion Creek, Omaha, NE

2006, Michael Riggle, Vein mineralogy and texture at Toadstool Geologic Park, Northwest Nebraska

2005, Reanna Camp, Clay Mineral Analysis of Glacial Tills Along the Lower Elkhorn River, Nebraska

2005, Jeremy Mutrux Sm-Nd Isotopic analysis of the Carolinefjellet Formation, Spitsbergen, Norway

2005, William Moak, Faults in White River Group strata of Toadstool Geologic Park, Northwest Nebraska

2005, Amanda Beerman, Extensional features of Harlan County Reservoir

2003, George Joyce, Multiple glacial till correlation based on clast type in the Omaha area

2003, Leo Justin Tegels, Analysis of chalcedony faults and veins at Toadstool Geologic Park, Nebraska

2003, Amanda Hassler, Nitrate contamination in the ground water of the Republican River valley in Red Willow and Hitchcock counties from 1993 - 2001

2003, Jeff Salazar, Three-dimensional mapping of geochemical data density distribution from the Columbia River Flood Basalt Province

2003, Stacey Godek, , Geochemical spatial analysis of the Middle Proterozoic Granite-Rhyolite Province

2003, Lee J. Todd, Multiple glacial tills in an exposure along the lower Elkhorn River, Nebraska

2002, Troy Hays, Sedimentologic record of the High Arctic Large Igneous Province in the Cretaceous strata of Midterhuken, Svalbard, Norway

2000, Jason D. Blair A petrographic analysis of potsherds from Tell Hisban, Jordan

2000, Justin Covey, The structure and association of the Swaen Graben within the Loppa High on the Barents Shelf

2000, Kirk Heim, Tectonic development of the Asterias Fault Complex, Loppa High, Barents Shelf

2000, Amber Nightengale, Geochemical signatures of plume related volcanism with time

1999,  David Berger, Conditions and timing of deformation of diabase sills in the SED lineament, W Svalbard

1999, Lawrence W. Bradley, The jaw musculature of a Late Jurassic Multituberculate from North America

1999, Melissa Milner, Geoarchaeological Implications of the Petrographic Analysis of Limestones from the IX CHEL Archaeological Site, Belize, Central America.

1998, Tina Alder , Loess fracture analysis of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Region

1998, Julie Welch , Analysis of a subsurface volcanic ash deposit, Glenwood Iowa

1998, Arthur W. Engelhardt , In depth analysis of a portion of the Thetis Regio Highland Region on Venus; a critical comparison of proposed upwelling and downwelling models for highland plateau formation

1997, David Hansen  A petrographic and geochemical analysis of the Tanker Curve obsidian, Yellowstone National Park

1997, Kieth Kalbach , Settlement of floodplain materials associated with the Big Papillion Creek located near Blondo Street, Omaha, NE

1997, Leah MacNeill , Isotopic analysis of xenoliths within the Sandia granite of New Mexico

1997, Rebecca Scheppy , Post-glacial polygenetic alpine-fans and denudation at Nanga Parbat, Pakistan

1997, Angela Schmidt , Terrain classification using multispectral imagery and digital elevation data, Raikot Basin, Nanga Parbat, Himalaya

1997, Michael Turco , A pilot study using electromagnetic conductivity and micro-topographic surveys in mapping pioneer gravesites in loess, Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska

1996, Teresa Castelhano , Kinematic evolution of the Tertiary fold-thrust belt of Broggerhalvoya, Spitsbergen, Norway from slip-linear plots

1996, Patrick Nieland , Glacio-fluvial sediment transfer efficiency of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan

1996, Holly O’Dell , Microstratigraphy of the middle units of the Shawnee Group at Kerford Limestone Quarry

1996, Dawn Randall , Tuttle lamellae populations in Carboniferous samples from Nordenskiold Land, Spitsbergen and inferred paleo-stresses

1996, Teresa Silence , A study of sedimentation processes within the Akrotiri-Aetokremnos rockshelter, Cyprus
1995, J. Michael Timmons , Geology of the Monte Largo Hills area, New Mexico: structural and metamorphic study of the eastern aureole of the Sandia pluton

1994, Kurt Brunken , The relationship of soils to Wisconsin loess in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

1994, Julie Pickrell , Temperature effects on tourmaline color and structure

1994, Brad Roehr , Petrographic and geochemical analysis of an ash bed exposure in Hummel Park, Omaha, Nebraska

1993, Michael Brueggermann , Geochemistry of the Carolina terrane and adjacent Modoc ductile shear zone in central Georgia: evidence implying back-arc rifting

1993, Maurice Pierce , A preliminary study of the type and sequence of mineralization of vertebrate bone and crocolilian teeth from the Jurassic Morrison Formation of Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

1993, Bruce Pletsch, Petrographic and geochemical analysis of a recovered cululitic gabbro from the Siqueiros Transform Fault System

1993, Michael Schoemann, Strain analysis of deformed conglomerates and carbonates in Svartfjella and Eidembukta regions, West Svalbard, Norway

1992, Allen Dammann , Investigation of petroleum hydrocarbon groundwater contamination: 20th Street and 33rd Avenue, Columbus, Nebraska

1992, Ron Eriksen, Jr. , Bentonite hydration

1992, Patricia Helland , Evidence for Late Tertiary glacial climatic conditions in source areas during deposition of parts of the Ash Hollow Formation, Ogallala Group, of western Nebraska

1992, Ronald Johnsen , Use of a soil gas analysis to identify volatile organic compound source areas in low permeability soils

1992, Phillip Nabity , Model fluvial systems

1992, Matthew Pospisil, Geology of an ultramafite belt, Shoulderbone quadrangle, southern Appalachians, Georgia

1991, James Barton , Comparison of relict glacial and landslide landforms along Gravel, Pacific, and Whetstone Creek drainages, Bridger-Teton Wilderness, Wyoming

1991, Gregory Caron , Structural analysis of the Rockville orthogneiss sheet, Rockville quadrangle, Georgia, USA

1991, Jean Marie Saner Chytil , A hydrogeological evaluation for the containment system proposed for the Lime Settling basins at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver, Colorado

1991, Kim McIntyre , The optical properties and associations of particles in building materials

1991, Kimberlee Mulhern, Interrelationships of slope failure and glacial deposits of Tensleep Canyon, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

1991, Joseph Watson , A preliminary subsurface investigation of the post-Pennsylvanian geology of the eastern two-thirds of Douglas County, Nebraska

1990, Donna Erickson, Investigation of the nature of Alleghanian metamorphism in the Modoc Zone, Edgefield County, South Carolina

1990, John Pray , Examination of the polyphase deformational history of St. Jonsfhorded, Spitsbergen using microstructural analysis and preferred orientations of Tuttle lamellae in quartzites and quartzarenites

1989,  Rosemary Fenton , Underground storage tank assessment: IDOT maintenance garage, Missouri Valley, Iowa

1989, Daniel Inman , The triple junction geometry of continental rifts in Africa

1989, Thomas Lowndes , Development of a threshold model for Red Rock Pass, Idaho by trend surface analysis of remnant alluvial fan altitudes

1989, Marie Smith , Petrographic analysis of granitic and orthogneiss (metagranite) bodies in the Kiokee Belt of the Piedmont Province of South Carolina and Georgia

1988,  John Desek , Analysis of river morphology and vegetation along the Platte River around bridge sites

1988, Denzil Jorgenson , An assessment of glacial till deposits in the Glendon, Pennsylvania area

1988, Robert Kemp , Underground storage tanks in Douglas County, Nebraska: a geo-referenced data base

1988, Sharon Lehn , Underground storage tanks in Douglas County, Nebraska: a geo-referenced data base

1988, Scott McIntyre , Structural analysis of metamorphic rocks, Gundy Creek, Edgefield County, South Carolina

1988, Peter Muckenhaupt , A study of the strontium geochemistry in the Fort Riley Limestone

1988, Edward Southwick , A subsurface investigation of aspects of the post-Pennsylvanian geology of Sarpy County, Nebraska

1988, Marc Viola , A geochemical comparison of some South African greenstones and their relation to modern mid-ocean basalts

1987, Brad Brink , Characteristics of Channel Sediments Below the Junction of the Loup and Platte Rivers, Nebraska

1987, Mark Capps , Microstratigraphy of Units of the Kansas Group Exposed at Richfield, P.W.A. Quarry

1987, Jay Clausen , Characterization of Soil of the Spruce Fir Zone of North Carolina

1987, Brad Routt, Rock glaciers and related deposits of Tyndall Gorge in the Front Range of Colorado

1987, Michael Sonderman , Microbiostratigraphy of some Members of the Kansas City Group in the Pennsylvanian System, Southeast Nebraska

1986 Mike Archibald , A FORTRAN Program for Creating Orthogonal Cross Sections of Parallel Folds

1986, John Hartley, Structural Patterns in Clay Modeling of Platte Interactions at Various Angles

1986, Gregory Herring, Landslip in Hummel Park

1986, Sean Higgins , A SEM Investigation of Sand Grain Textures: Evidence for the Origin of Jalipur and Bain Diamictites, Northwestern Pakistan

1985, Jamil Al-Hajhog , A Study of Wadi Nisah Groundwater and Recharge Potential in Relation to Climate

1985, Steven Jirousek , An Investigation into the Possibility of Multiple Source Areas for the Lower Dakota Group in Eastern Nebraska

1985, Roxie Andriessen , A Surface Hydrologic Analysis of the Loup River Basin Utilizing a Climatic Water Budget

1985, Dee Nistl , Determination of Surficial Sediment Accumulation Areas within Silver Lake, Minnesota

1985, David Small , An Investigation of a Black Shale Problem

1985, Mark Spencer , Geomorphology and Tree Ring Dating of Sachen Glacier, Nanga Parbat, Pakistan

1985, Michael Walter, The Use of the Refractive Index Glass Shard Morphology to Characterize Magma Composition and Eruption Type of Some Tertiary Ash Deposits from Western Nebraska

1985, Tom Zink , Microstructure Development with Increasing Strain within a Mylonitic Gneiss

1984, Larry Carter , The Origin of Hydrocarbons in the Forest City Basin

1984, Richard Karr, A Model for the Role of Meteoric Water in the Formation of Molybdenum Ore Bodies

1984, Candace Krebs , Use of Mercury Anomalies as an Indicator of Geothermal Activity with Special Reference to Nebraska

1984, James McAuliffe , Sedimentology and Valley Morphology of the Niobrara River, Nebraska

1984, Eugene Radziunus , Analysis of River Meanders of the Elkhorn River, Douglas and Sarpy Counties, Nebraska

1984, Kenneth Schmidt , Scanning Electron Microscope Examination of Quartz Grains from a Pliocene Sand, Knox County, Nebraska

1983, Kyle Juracek, Gravitational and topographical considerations pertaining to the possibility of plate tectonics on Mars

1983, Robert Marten , Microstratigraphy and depositional environments of the Winterset Limestone Member, Upper Pennsylvanian

1983, Richard Trapp , An Investigation of Thermoluminescence Dating

1983, Rick Wassell , Subsurface study of Section 32 (T.23S.,R.11E.), Greenwood County, Kansas

List of companies or organizations UNO geoscience alumni are known to work or have worked for:

AAPS.

Anadarko, Denver
Army Corp of Engineers (three different divisions).
Bechtel Nevada (Nevada Test Site)

BHB Billiton, Houston
BP Exploration

Chevron
Division of Water Resources, Kansas

Encana Oil & Gas, Denver
Foster Wheeler, Vermont
Geotechnical Services Inc., Omaha
Iowa, DNR Water Resources Section.
James Cook University, Australia
Kleinfelder and Assoc. (Omaha consulting firm).
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
Naval Research Lab
New Mexico Geologic Survey
New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission
NOAA.
Okayama University, Misasa, Japan
RDG, Inc.
Thiele Geotech.
Southwest Texas University

Statoil, Norway
Terracon, Omaha
University of Bristol
United States Geological Survey.
University of California Sacramento.
UNO.
URS Greiner.
Washington State Department of Ecology.

 

Graduate schools UNO Geoscience alumni have attended:

Boston University

Colorado School of Mines
Columbia University.
Clemson University.
East Carolina University.
Iowa State University.
Kansas State University.
Northeast Louisiana University
Penn State
SMU
Syracuse University.
Texas A & M
Texas Tech
Texas Christian University
University of Arizona.
University of Colorado Boulder.
University of Florida.
University of Idaho.
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