Westminster College's Environmental Programs to Host Lunch Seminar with Hydrogeologist

Friday, September 27, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Environmental Programs will host a lunch seminar featuring Kyle Murray, Oklahoma geological survey hydrogeologist, at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Phillips Lecture Hall in the Hoyt Science Resources Center.

Murray will present "Interplay between Water, Energy and the Environment: Tales from the Mid-Continent." He will provide answers to some of the commonly asked questions concerning hydraulic fracturing, including: how much freshwater is used for hydraulic fracturing, what are some of the chemicals of concern used in hydraulic fracturing, and what is the quality of produced water?

Murray serves as a hydrogeologist for the Oklahoma Geological Survey and as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. His research is designed to provide practical scientific perspectives on water issues and to influence responsible management and sustainable practices.

Contact Leslie Watson at 724-946-6279 for additional information. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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