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Brent Means (Class of 1996)

Current Position: Hydrologist, U.S. Office of Surface Mining (Department of Interior).

Education: B.S., Geology, Pitt-Johnstown (1996); M.S., Hydrogeology, Wright State University (1999).

Professional Licenses: Licensed Professional Geologist--Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2004).

Notable Accomplishments: Lead technical designer of AMDTreat (computer softward that estimates the cost to construct and operate mine drainage treatment systems); Technical Presentation entitled, "Overview of Chemistry of Mine Drainage including acidity/alkalinity, solubility controls on Al, Fe, Mn, kinetics, sulfate)" at 2005 Mine Water Treatment Technology Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Past Positions: Geologist, VAPCO Engineering, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania; Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia, South Carolina; Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Columbus, Ohio.

Personal Statement: "I really enjoyed attending a school where I was seeking the highest degree being offered. Seeking an undergraduate degree at Pitt-Johnstown means that the professors are totally dedicated to your learning experience and not focused on spending time with graduate or doctoral candidates, like at big institutions. This situation creates a strong learning environment."

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Last Reviewed: August 10, 2006