Darin M. Lang

Indiana State University
Science Building 159
Terre Haute
Indiana 47809


Lab phone:(812)237-3736
Fax: (812) 237-8020
Email: dml7777@gmail.com

dlang2@indstate.edu
 

 

Summary of qualifications

 

n  Conducting research since Fall 2007

n  Given research presentations at research meetings (National GSA meetings, local research showcases, and at the Argonne National Research Lab) and to the community (Local high schools)

n  Participation on three research cruises (Antarctica, San Diego, and Woods Hole)

n  Experience in fresh and salt water diving

n  Extensive microscope work

 

Education

 

n  Indiana State University, Geology Major, B.S., 3.3 GPA anticipated graduation May 2011 with honors.

Research

 

n  Fall 2007-Present

Student Researcher in Paleoceanography, Advisor Dr. Tony Rathburn, Indiana State University

n  July 2010

Participated in 2 week research expedition in Bahia de Los Angeles, BC to study the ecology of Whale Sharks

n  Fall 2007-May 2009

Conducting research on an international research project (SIOSED), analyzing geochemistry and ecology of the Venice Lagoon, Italy

n  2009, May-July

Selected as a guest student to work under Dr. Joan Bernhard at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

n  2009, June

Participated in week long oceanographic research cruise off the cost of Massachusetts with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

n  2008, June

One of two ISU undergraduate student chosen to participate on a research cruise off the coast of Antarctica

n  2007, August

One of two ISU undergraduate students invited to participate on a student research cruise off the coast of San Diego, University of San Diego

 

Accreditations and licenses

 

n  PADI certified Open Water Diver

n 24 total dives

Volunteer experience

 

n  Volunteer High School track coach, 2007-Present

n  Geology and Paleontology webmaster 2009-Present

http://www.indstate.edu/ees/paleontology/paleontology.html

n  Volunteer tutoring for introductory Geology courses. 2010

n  Update and maintain educational outreach displays in ISU science building 2008-present

n  Kept a daily blog while in Antarctica to summarize activities on a science vessel and to attract new students to Indiana State University. Aug. 2008

Professional and club memberships

 

n  Geological Society of America 2008-Present

n  PADI dive society 2008-Present

n  Indiana State University Earth Science Club, 2006-Present

n  Fish and Wildlife Club 2007-Present

n  The Student Conservation Association 2007-Present

n  No Fear Future Club, 2005-2007

Published abstracts

 

n  LANG, Darin M.,; RATHBURN, Anthony E. ;BAILEY, Zack ;TAYLOR, Ron; PEREZ, M. Elena ; MARTIN, Jon B.; MINER, Dylan.; ISHMAN, Scott E. TEMPORAL CHANGES IN LIVING (STAINED) BENTHIC FORAMINIFERA FROM THE GERLACHE STRAIT, ANTARCTICA. 2010 Geological Society of America Meeting, October 2010 Denver, Colorado http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2010AM/finalprogram/abstract_181194.htm

n  TAYLOR, Ronald D., RATHBURN, Anthony, BAILEY, Zackary, LANG, Darin M., PÉREZ, M. Elena, MINOR, Dylan5, MARTIN, Jonathan B., and ISHMAN, Scott, INTRA-ANNUAL CHANGES IN BENTHIC FORAMINIFERAL ASSEMBLAGES INHABITING THE SHELF OF THE WESTERN ANTARCTIC PENINSULA2010 Geological Society of America Meeting, October 2010 Denver, Colorado

n  BERNHARD, Joan M.; LANG, Darin M.; BAILEY, Zackary; MARTIN, Jonathan B.; RATHBURN, Anthony E., Life positions of foraminifera under hydrocarbon-seep bivalves: Do species exhibit submillimeter-scale stratification? 2010 FORAMS Meeting, September 2010 Bonn, Germany.

 n  LANG, Darin M., BAILEY, Zackary, BERNHARD, Joan M., RATHBURN, Anthony, Foraminiferal Distributions on a sub-millimeter Scale in Methane Seep Clam Beds. 2009 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, October 2009, Portland, Oregon.

http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2009AM/finalprogram/abstract_164280.htm

 n  LANG, Darin M., BAILEY, Zackary, BERNHARD, Joan M., RATHBURN, Anthony, DISTRIBUTIONS OF LIVING BENTHIC FORAMINIFERA ON A SUB-MILLIMETER SCALE, CLAM FLATS OF MONTEREY BAY, CALIFORNIA. 2009 Central States Universities Incorparated Annual Meeting, November 2009, Argonne, IL.

 n LANG, Darin M., RATHBURN, Anthony E., GRAY, Cassie J., KLUESNER, Jared W., BROUILLETTE, Ellen R., WAGGONER, Jason D., PEREZ, Elena M., GIESKES, Joris Temporal changes of Foraminifera Within Artificial Banks in the Venice Lagoon, Italy. 2009 Indiana State University Research Showcase, March 2009, Terre Haute, Indiana.

  n  LANG, Darin M., RATHBURN, Anthony E., GRAY, Cassie J., KLUESNER, Jared W., BROUILLETTE, Ellen R., WAGGONER, Jason D., PEREZ, Elena M., GIESKES, Joris, DEHEYN, Dimitri. Foraminiferal  Assemblages of Experimental Banks and Control Sites in the Venice Lagoon, Italy. 2008 Geological Society of America National Meeting, October 2008, Houston, Texas.

http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper47629.html

 n  LANG, Darin M., RATHBURN, Anthony E., GRAY, Cassie J., KLUESNER, Jared W., BROUILLETTE, Ellen R., WAGGONER, Jason D., PEREZ, Elena M., GIESKES, Joris, Distribution Patterns of Living (Rose Bengal Stained) Benthic Foraminifera from the Venice Lagoon, Italy. 2008 Indiana State University Research Showcase, February 2008, Terre Haute, Indiana.

 

 

 

 

Presentations

 

n  2010 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado

Presenting research done using foraminifera from the Gerlache Strait, Antarctica.

n  2010 Indiana State University Environmental Science Class

Invited speaker to talk about my research done at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

n  2010 Indiana State University Environmental Science Class

Invited speaker to discuss the methods and goals of Whale Shark research.

n  2009 Central States Universities Annual Meeting, Argonne, IL

Gave a talk on research done using foraminifera from Monterey Bay, CA

n  2009 Annual Geological Society of America Meeting, Portland, OR

Presented research done using foraminifera from Monterey Bay, CA

n  2009 ISU Celebration of Student Scholarship, Terre Haute, IN

Presented research done using foraminifera from the Venice Lagoon, Italy

n  2009 Hulman International Airport, Terre Haute, IN

Invited to speak about stimulus package with U.S. Senator Evan Bayh at a press conference.   

http://www.indstate.edu/news/video.php?videoid=564

n  2009 Terre Haute West Vigo High School

  Invited speaker to help students understand importance of college and opportunities available at Indiana State University

n  2009 Terre Haute North High School

 Invited speaker to help students understand importance of college and opportunities available at Indiana State University

n  2008 National GSA convention, Houston, TX

Presented research done with foraminifera from the Venice Lagoon, Italy

n  2008 ISU research showcase, Terre Haute, IN

Presented research done with foraminifera from the Venice Lagoon, Italy

n  2008 Terre Haute North High School

 Invited speaker to help students understand importance of college and opportunities available at Indiana State University

 

Research expeditions

 

n  Bahia de Los Angeles, BC July 2010

Identified Whale Sharks using photo ID methods. Extensive snorkeling and underwater photography. Logged Sharks into international database.

n  Woods Hole June 2009

Processed research samples for the culturing of foraminifera. Prepared, deployed, and recovered sampling devices including a multicorer, box corer, and a CTD.

n  Antarctica July-August 2008

Processed research samples, prepared sampling devices for deployment including a muticorer and XCTD, deployed and recovered research devices, preservation of sediment cores, and created educational blog site. http://blogs.indstate.edu/~wpmu/darin/category/pre-trip/

n  San Diego, California August 2007

Prepared, deployed, and recovered, CTD, muticorer, and plankton tow, preserved samples, and conducted water filtrations.

 

 

Other Activities

 

n  Completed 5 week Geology Field Camp with Florida State University In New Mexico

n  Terrestrial Field experience in

·         Cagles Mill, Indiana

·         Aurora, North Carolina.

·         Jasonville, Indiana

·         Moab, Utah

·         Madison, Indiana

·         Sulfur, Indiana

·         Farmington, Indiana

·         Carbondale, Illinois

·         Taos, New Mexico

·         Jemez, New Mexico

  • Rancho de Taos, New Mexico

Awards

 

n  2010 Richard K. Kirk Memorial Scholarship Recipient

n  LSAMP

Award recipient Spring and Summer 2008 for undergraduate research

n  Indiana Space Grant Consortium

Scholarship recipient Fall 2009