EGGS News and Student Highlights


EGGS News and Student Highlights

Congratulations (AGAIN) to the Bloomsburg EGGS Soil Judging Team!

EGGS fielded its second ever soil judging team in Fall 2016. After several intensive Saturday training sessions, EGGS students Jason Broadt, Eric Franz, Alana O'Roarke, Josh Prezkop, Morgan Sandritter, Daniel Steinhauser, and Ryan Sullivan competed in the NE Regional Soil Judging Competition.

The EGGS soil judging team won first place in the regional competition hosted by Penn State! Four individual EGGS individual students placed in the top 10 of 84 participants and the A team placed 5th in group judging. Top students were: Eric Franz 2nd place overall, Josh Prezkop 7th place overall, Dan Steinhauser 8th place overall, and Ryan Sullivan 10th place overall. The team is trained and advised by Dr. Matt Ricker.

Bloomsburg, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Delaware Valley will be representing the NE region at the national contest this spring, April 23-28th at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. There will be 23 teams from all over the country represented.

Congratulations to EGGS majors who made the Fall 2015 Dean's List!

Nice job, folks!

Here they are: Ryan Abbott, Mercedes Ackerman, Cydnee Bence, Mitchell Diltz, Ethan Farr, Haley Giannone, Connor Gray, Kara Hartman, Stephen Havrilak, Autumn Helfrich, Robert James, Rachel Johnson, Jesse King, Christopher Leonard, Timothy Mackiw, Patrick Martin, Ashton Mook, Nathan Mueller, Nicolette Palmer, Ethan Powell, Joshua Prezkop, Taylor Raker, Cathrine Rinnier, Franklin Rodemer, Kevin Rooker, Morgan Sandritter, Sabrina Savidge, Zachary Shuster, Daniel Steinhauser, Melissa Walker, Leslie Weller, Lucas Wessner, Karen Wilwol, Stephen Zbyszinski, and Brandon Zimmerman.

Congratulations to the Bloomsburg EGGS Soil Judging Team!

EGGS fielded its first ever soil judging team in Fall 2015! After an intense 7 week training regimen on early Fall Saturdays, students Eric Franz, Cathrine Rinnier, Brandon Robinson, Cullen Scott, Daniel Steinhauser, Ryan Sullivan, Dan Tompkins competed against 16 teams from schools across the Northeast in a 3 day competition in late October. "We made good progress during the week and saw many interesting glacial landscapes while in Ohio. Our team placed well for their first year in competition and the students learned a lot about soil science and field-based land use interpretations." says the team trainer and advisor, Dr. Matt Ricker. Dr. Ricker notes, "PennState will be hosting the regional competition next fall. With a couple returning students next year and some recruiting through MPERS, we have a legitimate shot at making the top 4 in regionals and qualifying for the national competition."

Congratulations to the Fall 2014 EGGS graduates!

Congratulations (!!) to our Fall 2014 EGGS graduates: Corinne Brandt, Nathan Brophy, Morgan Brown, Ario D'Amato, Molly Eck, Matthew Hess (summa cum laude), Karl Howerter, Dylan Murray, Alexander Porter, Ryan Schlogl, Blake Senft, Chantel Shambach, Joshua Sonntag, Anthony Tarlecky, Kathryn Whitman, and Justin Woerth.

EGGS major recognized for highest GPA in COST

Congratulations to Matthew Hess, EGGS Summer 2014 Honor Graduate, for having the highest GPA in the College of Science and Technology! (Matt was honored at the Fall 2014 graduation ceremony). Check out this BU Tumblr story to find out more about Matt.

EGGS major receives First Place award for paper presented at 2014 PGS Conference!

Anthony Dibiase holding his first place certificate!

If you see Tony DiBiase (the EGGS 2014-2015 GIS/Map Use and Analysis tutor), please congratulate him on being recognized for his excellent work! Tony won first place for undergraduate paper presentations at the Pennsylvania Geographical Society 2014 Annual Meeting in State College, PA. Tony has been working with Dr. Jeff Brunskill as part of a collaborative effort to improve the Town of Bloomsburg's congested parking situation. He presented the results of his work in a paper "A Geographical and Sociological study of Parking Patterns in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania". You can read more about the conference here, and you can find out more about the Parking Study here. Congratulations, Tony!

Required Geography and Planning Internship Meeting 10/19, 3:30 pm in HSC 37B

A mandatory meeting for Geography and Planning students interested in completing the required 12-credit internship in Summer 2015 will be held WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in HSC 37B. If you cannot attend the meeting, please see Dr. John Bodenman in 131 HSC.

Geo-job growth predicted to be better than the US average over the next decade

Wondering what the job growth outlook is for Geographers and Geoscientists? Better than average over the next decade! Take a look at this analysis from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), or go to their website to find out more about geo-jobs

Upper-Level EGGS majors meeting Thursday 10/16, 5:00 pm in G40

We will be discussing field camps, internships, graduate school, employment strategies including resume workshops, ASBOG, graduation and other topics. It should last about an hour and there will be FOOD! We understand that GIS 2 meets at 5:30pm and soils has a lab until 5:20pm that night but students can come before or after those classes. This information is mainly directed at students who are nearing graduation but all who are interested are welcome to attend!

Professional Geology Licensing Informational Meeting Tuesday, 9/23

For those of you that are seniors on the Professional Geology track, we are having an informational meeting on professional geology licensing on Tuesday, 9/23 at 6PM in HSC B40.

It is essential to attend this meeting, especially if you wish to sit for the Fundamentals of Geology examination in the Spring. Dr. McLaurin will be providing information on: 1) the application process, 2) the costs associated with the application and 3) an exam prep course we will be offering in the spring.

You MUST be a senior professional geology major to qualify for this exam.

The application deadline to sit for the exam is NOVEMBER 15, 2014

contact Dr. McLaurin for more information.

Mandatory New Majors Meeting

We are holding a mandatory meeting for new EGGS majors (you are new if you declared in January 2014 or later) on Thursday, August 28th at 5:30pm in room G40 of Hartline Science Building. BE THERE! Pizza will be served!

The Bloomsburg University Outdoor Classroom

Quest students learning about sustainable agriculture at the Bloomsburg University Outdoor Classroom

The Outdoor Classroom is up and growing! To find out more, watch your university email for announcements of upcoming produce sales and Open Houses, check out a feature on the BloomU tumblr site or like the BU Outdoor Classroom facebook page

EGGS Honor Students Spring and Summer 2014

Congratulations to Robert Kresch, Ryan Novak, Kyle Postupack, and C. Tyler Wenner, who graduated Cum Laude, Sam Plocinski, who graduated Magna Cum Laude, and Matthew Hess, who graduated Summa Cum Laude in Spring and Summer 2014!

Dean's list Spring 2014

Congratulations to the following EGGS students who made the Dean's list in Spring 2014!:

Lauren Brousseau, James Cusick, Parker David, Brett Diehl, Mitchell Diltz, Ethan Farr, Eric Franz, Haley Giannone, Matthew Hess, Brittney Kanard, Michael Lopez, Melissa Matthews, John Patrick McGlynn, Ashton Mook, Chelsea Myers, Tad Ney, Ryan Novak, Samuel Plocinski, Kyle Postupack, Aaron Pysher, Kevin Rooker, Christopher Rose, Morgan Sandritter, Elizabeth Sowers, Zachary Stopay, Jason Stroup, Amanda Warwick, Leslie Weller, Brandon Yohn

Field Camp Scholarships awarded

Congratulations to Aaron Pysher and Tyler Wenner. Aaron is the winner of the 2013-2014 Daniel J. Tearpock Award, and Tyler is the winner of the 2013-2014 Braun Geology Field Camp Scholarship. Both awards provide assistance with expenses related to Geology Field Camp for EGGS: Professional Geology majors.

EGGS Honor Students Fall 2013

Congratulations to Albert Broody who graduated Magna Cum Laude and Curt Middleton, who graduated Cum Laude in Fall 2013!

Dean's list Fall 2013

Congratulations to the following EGGS students who made the Dean's list in Fall 2013!

James Adams
Albert Broody
Elizabeth Chappell
Parker David
Ethan Farr
Claire Havice
Matthew Hess
Henry Maguire
Melissa Matthews
John Patrick McGlynn
Curt Middleton
Ashton Mook
Aaron Pysher
Morgan Sandritter
Zachary Stopay
Amanda Warwick
Charles Wenner
Karen Wilwol
Brandon Yohn