MAILED: May 19, 2000
Two University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students and one faculty member will travel to the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, for the biennial Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar May 23-26.
Dr. Harry Jol, associate professor of geography, and seniors Nichole Kloehn, New London, and M. Brian Junck, Eden Prairie, Minn., will present individual posters of their research at the University of Queensland. Jol also will deliver two presentations and chair a session on earth science applications.
Jol's research presentations are titled "Return to the Cave of Letters (Israel): A GPR archaeological expedition" and "High resolution ground penetrating radar imaging (225-900MHz) of geomorphic and geologic settings: Examples from Utah, Washington and Wisconsin." Junck's research is titled "Three-dimensional investigation of geomorphic environments using ground penetrating radar." Kloehn's research is titled "GPR investigation of the west prairie mound group, Central Wisconsin, U.S.A.: Are they burial mounds or natural landforms?"
Jol believes this conference is a wonderful and rewarding experience not only for his students but also for himself.
"This gives the students professional experience in presenting their research at an international conference," Jol said. "It also gives me an opportunity for professional development, networking and a chance to present my research to colleagues. UW-Eau Claire is one of the premier GPR research institutes in the world, and participation in these kinds of conferences gives us the opportunity to showcase our students on an international stage."
Kloehn also is excited about the conference and the opportunities it will provide for her and other students.
"It gives students a chance to mingle with people and talk to the experts about what they're doing," she said. "By answering questions, it reinforces the project and the work they've put in."
This research has been funded by private research funds, the UW-Eau Claire Office of University Research, UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences, the UW-Eau Claire Office of Academic Affairs, and Fort McCoy.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 19, 2000