The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University sponsors a Seminar Series, student proposal sessions and thesis and dissertation defenses. On this page, you will find details about department events like Advisory Council meetings, Seminar Series, thesis and dissertation proposals and defenses and other recurring and non-recurring events. Please see the information provided below for a list of dates, topics and descriptions. Check back frequently for updates!
For over a decade, the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University has hosted its annual Seminar Series. The Seminar Series takes place on a weekly basis and hosts a wide variety of visiting scientists who give presentations on a wide array of geological issues. Geosciences students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community are all welcome to attend these free events.
Note: More seminars are currently being planned. Check back frequently for updates!
Fall 2017 Seminar Series
All seminars take place on Monday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m. in 1118 Rood Hall.
Sept. 25 | Pluto Explored! NASA's Epic Voyage to the Edge of the Solar System
William B. McKinnon, professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University
Summer 2017 Student defenses
May 10 | Geophysical and Remote Sensing applications to better understand the Distribution and Deformation associated with Salt Domes along the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia
Hannah Pankratz, dissertation proposal defense, 11 a.m., 1192 Rood Hall
June 16 | Increasing the production and storage potential of Puttygut Oil and Gas Field using horizontal wells
Chris Roth, thesis defense, 11 a.m., 1192 Rood Hall
July 14 | An Integrated Approach (Remote Sensing, Hydrogeology, Geotechnical, and Geoinformatics) to Assess and Monitor Fossil Aquifers and Associated Land Deformation over the Arabian Peninsula
Abdullah Ghurmullah Saeed Othman, dissertation defense, 10 a.m., 1192 Rood Hall
Aug. 8 | The Influence of Road Salt on Seasonal Mixing and Redox Stratification in Three Southwest Michigan Kettle Lakes
Danielle Dupuis, thesis defense, 2:30 p.m., 1120 Rood Hall