The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University sponsors a seminar series, a writing workshop series, student proposal sessions and thesis and dissertation defenses. Check back frequently for the latest updates!
Teaching Assistant Orientation
Orientation is mandatory for all TAs
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 | Rood Hall 1192 | 10 a.m. to noon
Graduate Student Orientation
Orientation is mandatory for all graduate students
Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 | Wood Hall 1710
- New student orientation | New graduate students only
10 to 11:30 a.m. (Meet in Rood Hall lobby near the main office, then walk to Wood 1710)
- Lunch (provided) | All graduate students
11:30 a.m. to noon
- Department orientation | All graduate students
Noon to 1 p.m.
- Graduate student photo shoot | All graduate students
1 to 1:30 p.m.
Fall 2016 Seminar Series
All seminars take place on Monday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m. in Rood Hall 1118
Oct. 3 | The Impact of Space Weather on the Human Exploration of Mars
When will a human explorer visit Mars? This presentation will outline the rationale, current plans and limitations of future human space exploration in the context of space weather—the dynamic space environment that currently impacts our space-based and ground-based technology and society.
Dr. Mark Moldwin,
Professor of space sciences and engineering and applied physics—University of Michigan
Oct. 17 | Right to Know
Director of environmental health and safety—Western Michigan University
Oct. 24 | Shots Fired
Emergency management administrator—Western Michigan University
Nov. 7 | Inquiry Into Intro: What's Possible with Introductory Geology Students?Dr. Katherine Ryker
Assistant professor of earth science and earth science education—Eastern Michigan University
Nov. 14 | (Title forthcoming)Dr. Sven Morgan
Professor of structural geology and tectonics—Central Michigan University