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St. Norbert College faculty, student and alumna to present at Geological Society meeting

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From , September 9, 2011
by Chris Swietlik,, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College geology professors Tim Flood, Nelson Ham and Rebecca Schmeisser, along with assistant professor of education Scott Kirst, associate professor of biology Deborah Anderson, alumna Sarah Day '11 and current student Katherine Casey '12 will be presenting at the annual Geological Society of America meeting at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 9-12.

Kirst and Flood will present on integrating introductory geology and science education courses for K-8 pre-service teachers.

Day, Schmeisser and Ham will present their work on optically stimulated luminescence dating of stabilized sand dunes in northeastern Wisconsin. Schmeisser will also present on the preservation of marine vertebrates in the late Cretaceous tropic shale of southern Utah.

Anderson and Casey will present on an improved technique for producing high- quality photographs of fossil rodent teeth.

The Geological Society of America meeting is intended to help geologists keep current in their individual fields by communicating works in progress with other experts. Approximately 6,000 geoscientists are expected to attend the event.

For more information on St. Norbert College's involvement in the event, contact Tim Flood at (920) 403-1356 or via email at

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