Natural Sciences Professors attend annual meeting

Two of Shawnee State University’s Natural Sciences Professors, Erik Larson and Kurt Shoemaker, attended the 2015 Geological Society of America (GSA) annual meeting from Nov. 1-4 in Baltimore, MA.

Professor Larson and Professor Shoemaker both presented their research at the meeting. Professor Larson presented his current research that he is working on with SSU undergraduate students.

“It’s important to attend professional meeting to remain current in your field and maintain collaborations and share research and ideas to the larger scientific community, and the GSA is a great opportunity to do so,” said Professor Larson.

Professor Shoemaker presented his research titled, “Early Impoundment History of Pleistocene Lake Tight: New Insights from Subsurface Study of the Teays Formation, Pike County, Ohio.”

GSA is a global professional society with more than 26,000 members in 115 countries and is dedicated to maintaining an organizational climate where differing ideas, abilities, backgrounds and needs are fostered with opportunities for members to participate and contribute. Their mission is to advance geoscience research, discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth and the geosciences profession. Every year, GSA holds sessions and events that explicitly or implicitly underscore opportunity, diversity and civil rights.