State geologist presents “The Utica/Point Pleasant Shale” Sept. 16

Thomas Serenko, a graduate of Youngstown State University and now the head of the Ohio Geological Survey, speaks 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Room 2400 of Moser Hall on the YSU campus.

His topic is “The Utica/Point Pleasant Shale: A Geological ad Historical Perspective.” The lecture is free and open to the public. Advanced registrations are requested by Friday, Sept. 12. Contact 330-941-4635 or jamiller10@ysu.edu. Walk-in registrations will be taken at the door.

The presentation will be followed by tours of the YSU Clarence R. Smith Mineral Museum in Moser Hall. Free parking is available in the deck on Wick Avenue.

Serenko graduated from YSU as a geology major in 1985 and advanced to graduate school at the Colorado School of Mines. Her earned a PhD in 1994 from Imperial College in London. He has worked and studied across the world, including Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Zaire, Sweden and all around the United States. He has taught at YSU, Pikeville College and the University of Texas. He is currently a certified professional geologist and a licensed geologist in Texas with number publications to his credit. Serenko was hired by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 2012 to lead the Ohio Geological Survey, established in 1837 to survey and study the state’s natural resources.

 

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