William D. Tifft ’14, a senior in the Geosciences Department, presented a poster titled “A Reference Collection of Middle Devonian, Upper Hamilton Group Brachiopods from the Geer Road Quarry in Eaton, New York” at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section.Tifft's work in paleontology was presented as a poster in the Geologic Education session and his abstract was published in GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 46, No. 2.
The conference was held in Lancaster, Pa. (at the junction of the Northern and Southern Appalachians), on March 23-25. The conference technical program consisted of symposia, theme and general sessions, arranged in oral and poster format. The work Tifft presented was based on his senior thesis with Professor of Geosciences Cynthia Domack.
Tifft, the son of Douglas Tifft and Barbara MacAdam, will graduate in May with a major in geosciences and minors in art history and psychology. An Opportunity Programs student, he is from Fairlee, Vt., and attended Rivendell Academy prior to coming to Hamilton College.