The American Society of Civil Engineers honored three Clarion University students and their advisor for their outstanding poster presentation.
CU students Cole Devine, Jake Ewing, Avery Larson and their faculty advisor Brian Fritz presented “Identifying the Effects of Historic Deforestation on the Deposition of the Alluvial Sediments along the Clarion River.”
They presented their findings at the 17th annual student night joint meeting between the Pittsburgh Geological Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists.
Their work concluded, “that deforestation caused a significant increase in erosion and grain size deposition on the Clarion (River), and that flood and erosion control efforts have been successful.”
About 80-90 students, faculty, and working professionals in the Pittsburgh region attended the meeting.