Highlights & Reminders

The faculty in Geography-Earth Science wish all of you a productive and safe summer!  For those of you working at your internships, keep up the hard work. Make us proud!  When you get a chance, share some photos with the department Facebook page and let us know what you are up to.  Click here: https://www.facebook.com/ShipGeoESS

Fall Classes Begin Soon

Just a reminder, fall classes begin on Monday August 24, 2015.  If you have any questions about your fall class schedule, please contact the office and someone will be able to assist you.  The office phone number is 477-1685.  

2015 Department Photo Contest: 

Don't forget, each fall we will run our student-faculty-alumni photo contest!  So get some great shots this summer.  Be thinking about all those awesome Geo/ESS themes!


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Contact

Geography & Earth Science Department
104 Shearer Hall
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Phone: 717-477-1685
Fax: 717-477-4029
Email: geog@ship.edu

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Alumni

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Welcome to the Geography-Earth Science Geophysics webpage 

 

    The purpose of this site is to provide information about the geophysical teaching and research initiatives in the Department of Geography & Earth Science funded by NSF CCLI Grant (Award Number: 0941777).  Funded initially in 2010, the grant titled "Integration of Near-surface Geophysical Imaging Technology into a Geoenvironmental Science Undergraduate Curriculum" has allowed our department and faculty the opportunity to purchase Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), ElectroMagnetism (EM) and Electical Resistivity (ER) equipment.       

 

 

 Grant Co-PI's: Dr. Joseph T. Zume and Dr. Sean R. Cornell 

Collaborating faculty: Dr. Christopher Woltemade and Dr. Thomas P. Feeney  

 

 Please refer back to this website often as we develop and add resources and information about our program and curricular developments.  

 

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 The Curriculum Bridge Model  

 

 Incorporates essential elements of an otherwise specialized field (or technology) into relevant sections of various courses in an existing curriculum. In this case, geophysics incorporated into the starred courses.  

This is advantageous because: 

  • No new courses need be created 
  • Students learn first hand, the inter-connectedness between disciplines. 
  • Students get opportunities that will otherwise remain elusive   

   

     

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 Student Research Products

 

    Eric Buschman B.S. Geoenvironmental Studies '11:  

            Ground Penetrating Radar Investigation of Laurel Lake, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Central Pennsylvania

                Click here to access a Google Earth Kmz File for field location.

                Click here for pdf version of the research poster.

    Jada Williams B.S. Geoenvironmental Studies '12 

            Investigating Salt Water Intrusion Using Ground Penetrating Radar: Wallops Island, Virginia

              Click here to access a Google Earth Kmz File for field location.

              Click here for pdf version of the research poster.

 

                                                                  

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Resources

 

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Field Photographs

 

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Bibliography

 

Jol, Harry (ed.), 2008, Ground Penetrating Radar Theory and Applications, Elsevier Publisher, 544 p

   

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