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October 2009

Release Date: Oct. 5, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Geology Prof and Graduate to Present Research at National Meeting

Dr. Joe Satterfield, associate professor of geology in the Angelo State University Physics Department, and ASU graduate Jonathan Dyess have been invited to present their research at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Geology Society of America (GSA) Oct. 18-21 in Portland, Ore.

Satterfield will present his research project titled “Dagger Mountain, Big Bend National Park, West Texas, Does Not Overlie a Laccolith.” He was joined on the project by Dyess, ASU senior physics major Henry Schreiner III and former ASU physics faculty Christian Poppeliers. During the same session, Dyess will present his Sul Ross State University master’s thesis research project titled “Field Mapping and Regional Remote Sensing Analysis of Structures in the Buck Hill Volcanic Group, Trans-Pecos, Texas (Brewster County).”

More than 6,000 scientists are expected to attend the annual GSA meeting, which this year is titled “From Volcanoes to Vineyards: Living with Dynamic Landscapes.” This is the second straight year that Satterfield has been invited to present his research.

The Geological Society of America was established in 1888 to provide access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors, including academic, government, business and industry. GSA membership unites thousands of earth scientists from throughout the world in a common purpose to study the mysteries of the Earth and share scientific findings.

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