Brendan Paddack

Undergraduate Student Researcher, Indiana State University

Paleontology/ Paleoceanography Lab

Indiana State University

Department of Earth and Environmental Systems

Science Building 159

Terre Haute, Indiana 47809

            Advisor: Dr. Sandra Brake

E-mail: Bpaddack1@sycamores.indstate.edu

Phone:  812-237-3736

Fax:      812-237-3736

 

Summary

 

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Education

 

 

B.S., Earth and Environmental Science (Geoscience Focus), Indiana State University, Anticipated Graduation May 2014

Current GPA:  3.26/4.00

 

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Research Experience

 

March 2011-Present    Undergraduate Research Assistant-under Dr. Tony Rathburn (ISU)

September 2011          Selected as the only ISU undergraduate participant on a 24-hour cruise off the coast of San Diego, California.-Chief Scientist: Dr. Ron Kaufmann (University of San Diego), R/V Robert Gordon Sproul

July 2011    Chosen as 1 of 4 ISU undergraduate students to participate from on an 8-day cruise off the coast of San Diego, California. -Chief Scientist: Dr. Tony Rathburn (ISU), R/V New Horizon

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Published Abstracts

 

PADDACK, Brendan D, BEDRAVA, Steven M, RATHBURN, Anthony E, ZIEBIS Wiebke, BURKETT, Ashley, PEREZ, Elena M, and CORLISS, Bruce H, 2012. 

Foraminiferal Distribution Patterns across the Oxygen Minimum Zone in the Southern California Bight

Accepted [Poster Pres.]:  Geological Society of America Regional Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 5

 

PADDACK, Brendan D, BEDRAVA, Steven M, RATHBURN, Anthony E, ZIEBIS Wiebke, BURKETT, Ashley, PEREZ, Elana M, and CORLISS, Bruce H, 2012. 

Benthic Forminifera Living Along the California Margin: A Transect Across the Oxygen Minimum Zone

Accepted [Poster Pres.]:  Annual Crossroads Geology Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

BEDRAVA, Steven M., PADDACK, Brendan D., TAYLOR, Ronald D., RATHBURN, Anthony E., PEREZ, M. Elana, LANG, Darin M., MARTIN, Jonathan B., MINER, Dylan, and ISHMAN, Scott, 2011.

The Ecology of Foraminifera Living on the Seafloor Along the Coast of Antarctica

Accepted [Oral Pres.]:  2011 Argonne National Labs Undergraduate Symposium

 

BEDRAVA, Steven M., PADDACK, Brendan D., TAYLOR, Ronald D., RATHBURN, Anthony E., PEREZ, M. Elana, LANG, Darin M., MARTIN, Jonathan B., MINER, Dylan, and ISHMAN, Scott, 2011.

Benthic Foraminifera Inhabiting the Western Antarctic Peninsula Margin

Accepted [Oral Pres]: 2008 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5.

 

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Awards

 

2012                Best Undergraduate Poster presentation at Crossroads Geology Conference Indiana University

2011                Awarded the Donald G. Brown Endowed Scholarship

2010                Dean's list at Ivy Tech State College

 

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Relevant Skills

 

·         Microscopic analysis of microfossils

·         Collection and processing of core samples

·         Preservation of core samples

·         Knowledge in the use of Rose Bengal and Cell Tracker Green staining processes

·         Data analysis and evaluation of sediment samples

·         Experience with deployment/recovery of scientific equipment including: Multicorers, Megacorers, CTD, Plankton Tows, Van Veen Grab

 

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Professional and Club Affiliations

 

 

2010-Present     Indiana State University Earth Science Club- Vice-President

 

2011-Present   Geological Society of America (GSA) - Member

  

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