Tag: geoscience

Student inventor and ‘tinkerer’ facilitates drone research at UWGB

Cody Becker flying drone camera

With a combination of his own inventiveness and ingenuity, and support from UW‑Green Bay faculty, sophomore Cody Becker is using high-impact experiences to uniquely tackle a local problem (invasive plants) while preparing himself for the evolving demands of the contemporary workplace. UW‑Green Bay sophomore Cody Becker is a self-proclaimed tinkerer and inventor with an entrepreneurial spirit. […]

Faculty publication: NAS faculty team up for key research, groundwater findings

When NAS faculty members teamed-up for key groundwater research, they discovered minerals that had not previously been found in Northeast Wisconsin. Professors John Luczaj, Michael McIntire and Megan Olson Hunt had an article, “Geochemical Characterization of Trace MVT Mineralization in Paleozoic Sedimentary Rocks of Northeastern Wisconsin, USA,” published recently by Geosciences 2016. The article links […]

UWGB authors and editors in key geoscience journal

Papers by several UWGB faculty, staff, and former students are in a recent special issue of Geoscience Wisconsin titled “Wisconsin’s Niagara Escarpment.” The issue covers various aspects of the geology, biology, and conservation of the Niagara Escarpment — the cliff face that runs from southern Wisconsin to Niagara Falls in New York. Look for these familiar campus […]

Many authors and editors in new ‘Geoscience Wisconsin’ issue

Luczaj-photo-5(student-Lee-Wilson-in-photo)

Papers by several UWGB faculty, staff, and former students are in a recent special issue of Geoscience Wisconsin titled “Wisconsin’s Niagara Escarpment.” The journal is published by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. The issue covers various aspects of the geology, biology, and conservation of the Niagara Escarpment — the cliff face that runs from southern Wisconsin […]

Luczaj expresses concern over Wisconsin strontium levels

You’ve seen a bit about this in the Log before… There is an article circulating in some papers regarding strontium research that is part of the water series done by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. UW-Green Bay’s John Luczaj (geoscience) says why this could be a “big deal.” See Wisconsin strontium levels among highest […]

Faculty note: Luczaj article


Geoscience Prof. John Luczaj (Natural and Applied Sciences) is a co-author on an article published recently in the journal Resources. The article evaluates the changes to groundwater quality in Northeastern Wisconsin that resulted from the 2007 Karst Task Force report and subsequent regulatory changes in certain counties. Lead author Kevin Erb is a graduate of […]

Student earns state AWRA honor for ‘Best Undergraduate Student Poster’

The Wisconsin Section of the American Water Resources Association has honored UW-Green Bay student and Geoscience major Christa Kananen. She was given the best undergraduate student poster award last week for her research project on groundwater levels in the deep sandstone aquifer of Marinette County. Her poster (with co-author Prof. John Luczaj of Geoscience) was […]

Meet top NAS students benefitting from expanded scholarship program


The best-of-the-best students in Natural and Applied Sciences programs were honored at an annual scholarship reception held Jan. 30. Twenty-five students were awarded a total of $31,150 in scholarships that nearly doubled last year’s total of $15,200. The scholarships recognized student achievement in academics, research, and overall excellence. The new scholarships introduced this year include […]

Senior earns Sager award for work on Marinette County aquifer


The winner of this year’s Sager Scholarship is Christa Kananen, a senior majoring in Geoscience with a minor in Environmental Science. Her paper “Drawdown of the Potentiometric Surface of the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer in Marinette County” was based on her undergraduate research project under the guidance of NAS Associate Prof. John Luczaj. The Sager Scholarship for […]

Luczaj says groundwater conditions could be factor with I-43 bridge

John Luczaj, associate professor of Natural and Applied Sciences and chair of UW-Green Bay’s Geoscience program, has granted numerous interviews to local reporters as they try to make sense of the Leo Frigo Bridge closure for their readers, viewers and listeners. Luczaj is an authority on the bedrock and soils of Brown County, having completed […]