• Dr. Julie Stein gives a seminar talk

    Dr. Julie Stein, an alumna, Executive Director of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, gives a talk for the department's seminar series, which hosts over 25 speakers a year.

  • Dan Rogers, Director of Environmental Affairs at Amsted Industries, Inc., presents his research to a large crowd of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and industry members as part of the department's annual seminar series.

The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University sponsors a Seminar Series, a Writing Workshop Series, student proposal sessions and thesis and dissertation defenses. On this page, you will find details about department events like Advisory Council meetings, thesis and dissertation proposals and defenses and other non-recurring events. For details about recurring events like our Writing Workshop Series and Seminar Series, please visit their pages for a list of dates, topics and descriptions.

Michigan Geological Survey Project Funding Announcement

Sept. 29 | MGRRE | 11:30 a.m. to around noon
In collaboration with Representative Brandt Iden, the Michigan Geological Survey invites you to attend a project funding announcement at WMU’s Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Edcation. The program will formally announce a legislative appropriation of $500,000 that the MGS received and outline key projects the funding will help to support. 

Department of Geosciences Advisory Board STUDENT LUNCHEON

Oct. 7 | Rood Hall 1120 and possibly 1122 | Straight Talk on Geosciences Careers
Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend this informal luncheon which will feature a discussion about geosciences resumes, interviews and interships. Other discussions will cover topics such as finding a summer internship (e.g. where, when and how to look), what to expect from a summer internship, what employers look for in a resume and interview and the perfect new employee (from an employer's perspective).
The Geosciences Advisory Council
The student chapters of AAPG, AIPG and SEG

Distinguished Alumni Award Presentation

Oct. 7 | Rood Hall 1118 | My Thirty-eight Year Journey in Geologic/Earth Science Education
Dane Alexander,
Instructor of geosciences—Western Michigan University