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  1. 1. ZACHARIAH M COWAN cowan.105@osu.edu o2406 Walnut St., Boulder CO 80302 o (937) 903-7766 EDUCATION The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio School of Earth Sciences, B.Sc. in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics Graduated June 2014, Major GPA 3.6 WORK EXPERIENCE Ball Aerospace/Stellarpainting,Broomfield CO, September 2015-present  Maintain dry wall and painting of facilities C & S Painting, Denver CO, June-September 2015  Worked with supers and home owners to successfully paint and finish homes, trained new employees, and managed crews BoulderCounty, BoulderCO, March-June 2015  Painter, execute painting of all Boulder facilities as needed,run spray rig and safely use harsh chemicals Cutting Edge Construction,Denver CO, January-March 2015  Managed small working teams and performed quality finishing work such as dry wall patching and cabinet and fixture instillation Barefoot Decks, Denver CO, September-December 2014  Designed, framed, and built customoutdoordecks Contractor/Laboratory Assistant, U.S. Geological Survey Noble Gas Laboratory,Denver CO, June-September 2014  Sampled wells, analyzed noble gas samples in the field, and prepared samples for lab analysis  Operated complex instruments such as high and low vacuum systems and a mass spectrometer  Developed analytical and professionalskills related to data quality assessment,data management and interpretation, proper handling and use of chemicals, laboratory management, computer modeling, and spectrometry RESEARCH AND FIELD WORK Research Towards B.Sc. Thesis, The Ohio State University, June 2013-June 2014  Worked with Dr. Dave Cole examining geochemical dynamics of the energy prominent Utica Shale Formation  Acquired skills related to rock sample preparation and analysis using a scanning electron microscope (SEM)  Developed a polishing method to acquire qualitative data from the SEM on geophysicaland geochemical properties  Received Honorable Mention for poster at the 2014 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum Research Assistant, The Ohio State University, October 2012-June 2013  Evaluated nutrient dynamics and agriculture as a driving force of the Gulf of Mexico dead zone (Dr. Frank Schwartz)  Mined and organized data from water chemistry databases for modeling and analysis Geology Field Camp, Ephraim UT, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, June-August 201*  Six week program conducting geologic field work throughout centralUtah and the Snake Range Province, Nevada  Developed skills including field safety, collection and interpretation of geologic data, geologic mapping and cross section construction,navigation using topographic maps, rock identification and description, fault identification, and report writing RELAVENT EXPERIENCE Side Work  Home Painting, interior finishing, playground building, concrete, hardwood floor finishing, tree net building, masonry American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Member 2011-2015  Attended 2013, 2014, and 2015 AnnualMeetings in Pittsburgh,PA, Houston,TX, and Denver, CO Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University, August 2012-June 2014  Prepared, setup,and taught labs in an effective way while working to engage and instill interest in my students  Responsible for assisting students with class material and homework in office hours Cast Member, Season 10, Roadtrip Nation,March-July 2012  Documentary series aired on public television and schools throughout the U.S.  Traveled across the U.S. and interviewed influential leaders in science, technology,engineering, and math  http://roadtripnation.com/watch/public-television/season-ten COURSEWORK Introduction to Geochemistry Energy Geophysics Through German 3 Introductory Mineralogy & Crystallography Petroleum Geology Calculus I, II, & III Introductory Petrology Applied Geophysics Data Analysis for Earth Sciences Structural Geology Stratigraphy & Sedimentation Biological Sciences Petrology of Earth & Planets The Dynamic Earth General Chemistry I & II Field Geology I & II Earth Through Time General Physics I, II, &III SKILL AND INTEREST AREAS blacksmithing, furniture building, gardening, music, surveying,general carpentry, masonry, map making, backpacking, rock climbing, slacklining, biking

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