Nicholas Pugliese of Carbondale, is completing summer research at Wilkes University. Bobak Karimi ,assistant professor of environmental engineering and earth science, is working with students as they use satellite and drone imagery to create a 3D model of landslides along Shickshinny Mountain, geophysical methods to identify the slip surface at depth, and tree cores to study activation/reactivation of motions. Pugliese is a mechanical engineering major.

During summer 2019, undergraduate students at Wilkes University engaged in research. Working with faculty on meaningful research is one of the hallmarks of a Wilkes education. Students at Wilkes have all of the educational opportunities of a large university in the mentoring culture of a small college.