Summer Science Research at Bryn Mawr

'Marenco, Katherine' Archive

Developing an Educational Display Using Fossil Specimens from the Bryn Mawr College

Posted August 2, 2011

Much of the Bryn Mawr College paleontology collection is currently in storage out of public view. The collection is extensive and diverse and should have a prominent place in the geological displays of the College. The goal of this project is to develop an educational display from some of the best specimens in this collection, […]

A Middle Ordovician Sponge-Microbial Mound from Western Utah: Evidence of a Critical Transition in the Evolutionary History of Reefs

Posted July 25, 2011

Abstract: Alliya Akhtar Mentor: Dr. Katherine Marenco (Geology) The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (G.O.B.E.), which began approximately 485 million years ago, resulted in the dramatic diversification of all major metazoan (animal) phyla and was a time of transition from microbial- to metazoan-dominated reef communities. Reefs that formed during the G.O.B.E. included microbial “mud mounds,” which […]