Presidential funds support geology research at Elachee

 

Dr. Katayoun Mobasher, a professor in the Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis at UNG, and Dr. Jerry Allison, professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, were awarded a summer Presidential Incentive Award to investigate the geology of Elachee Nature Science Center through geochemical and petrographic analyses of rock outcrops.

“My main goal is to figure out how the rocks were formed and how they occurred in order to contribute to the better understanding of the complex nature of Georgia’s geology,” Mobasher said.

Elachee’s natural resources manager and UNG alumnus Lee Irminger helped Mobasher and Allison locate the outcrops for their investigation.

Allison and Mobasher plan to use their research findings to pique future students’ interest in geology.