Out of This World Research by CCSU Students, Faculty, and Alumni Highlighted at Recent Conferences


[Ian Murphy presenting his poster on Martian craters]

Students, faculty, and alumni of the CCSU Geological Science Department recently shared their planetary science research at two conferences. Ian Murphy and 15 other students attended the Northeast Regional Section of the Geological Society of America conference in Pittsburgh, where he presented his research on Martian craters. At the same time, his faculty advisor, Dr. Jen Piatek (seen below, enjoying some virtual quality time on Mars thanks to green screen technology), attended the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas, where she presented on the work she and Ian have been conducting.


Also presenting at LPSC were three alumni of the department. Jessica Johnson (below left), currently a Masters student at the University of New Mexico, presented on her  meteorite research, while Keenan Golder (below right), currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee, shared his research on the volcanoes of Mars. Dr. Mike Zanetti, now a postdoc at the University of Western Ontario, gave a talk on his work on lunar volcanism. Congratulations to all of our talented faculty and students (past and present) for their excellent work! You are truly superstars!



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