Steven "Max" Bedrava

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. Anthony E. Rathburn

E-mail: Sbedrava58@gmail.com

Phone:  317.371.1065

Fax:      812.237.3736

 

Summary Of Qualifications

Conducted Research since Fall 2010

Participation in a 24-hour research cruise off the coast of San Diego in September 2010

Participation in 6 day research cruise off the coast of San Diego in July 2011

 

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Education

August, 2009 to Present

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

Earth and Environmental Sciences with Geoscience Focus

 

April, 2009 to May, 2009

Warrior Leadership Course, Fort McCoy, WI

 

June, 2004 to October, 2004

Basic Combat Training, Fort Sill, OK

 

August, 1999 to June, 2003

High School, Noblesville, IN

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Research Experience

Feb 2011-July 2011 Studied cores from Antarctic peninsula margin.

Dec 2011-Present Studied cores taken from the Pacific off the coast of San Diego

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Published Abstracts

 

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

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

Accepted: 2011 Argonne National Labs Undergraduate Symposium for an oral presentation

 

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

Benthic Foraminifera Inhabiting the Western Antarctic Peninsula Margin

Accepted: 2011 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting for an oral presentation

 

 

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Presentations

 

Argonne National Labs Undergraduate Symposium

            Chicago Ill. Oral Presentation

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

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

 

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Awards

 

Indiana Higher Education Scholarship

Iraqi Campaign Medal (W/Bronze Star Device)

The War On Terrorism Ribbon

Army Achievement Medal (2)

Army Commendation Medal (2)

Asst Sqd Ldr of winning squad for 2008 1/293rd Infantry Battalion Squad Competition

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Positions Held

 

Spring 2011- Tutor for Envi 110      

Instructor Dr. Rathburn

 

Fall 2011 - Tutor for Envi 110

Instructor Dr. Rathburn

Fall 2011 - Tutor for Envi 376

Instructor Dr. Rathburn

Spring 2012 - Tutor for Envi 270

Instructor Dr. Rathburn

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Relevant Skills

 Collection and processing of core samples

Microscopic analysis of microfossils

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,  CTD, Plankton Tows

 

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Professional and Club Affiliations

 

American Legion 2006-Present

V.F.W. 2006-Present

N.R.A. 2006-Present

Riley Conservation Club 2010-2011

 Officially sponsored by Miller High Life

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Field Experience/Research Expeditions

 

September 2010          Pacific Coast, San Diego, California- Collected sediment samples for analysis of Benthic organisms at three (3) sites off the coast of San Diego/La Jolla.

 

April 2010                   Madison, Indiana- Collected marine fossils from the Early to Late Ordovician Period

 

April 2009                   Terre Haute, Indiana- Collected soil samples of historical home sites in the area to test for lead contamination levels.

 

July 2011                     San Diego, California- Participated in an 6-day cruise studying the effects of oxygen availability and the pore sizes of Cibicides wuellerstorfi. Inhabiting a depth transect off the coast of San Diego, California.

 

October 2011                 Poland, Indiana- Conducted a stratigraphic study at Cagle’s Mill State Park.

 

April 2012                       Farmington, Missouri- Observed and studied intrusions and extrusions in the local area.

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