The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University sponsors a seminar series, student proposal sessions and thesis defenses. 

Location and time for seminar series: 1118 Rood Hall at 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Thursday, March 26

Thesis defense by Zachary Lowell Spotts,  11 a.m., 1192 Rood Hall.

Monday, March 30

"Passive seismic (HVSR) method" by John Esch, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Tuesday, March 31

"Lithologic properties of the Upper Ordovician Utica Shale formation, Michigan Basin, USA:  a geologic characterization and assessment of carbon dioxide confinement potential from mechanical and petrophysical properties" thesis defense by Frank Sattler, 10 a.m., 1192 Rood Hall.

"Determining discharge from the Fallasburg dam and the hydrology of the Flat River Bypass Channel, Lowell, Michigan" thesis defense by Seth J Kuiper, 11 a.m., 1192 Rood Hall.

Wednesday, April 1

"Geochemical and petrological studies on the origin of Ni-Cu sulfide mineralization at the Eagle Intrusion in Marquette County, Michigan" thesis proposal defense by Benjamin Hinks, 1 p.m., 1120 Rood Hall.

Monday, April 6

"A tree-ring isotope approach to Holocene climate variability in the Atacama Desert, Chile" by Justin Dodd, Northern Illinois University.

Monday, April 13

"Experiences in a Master’s program coupling Peace Corps service with geoscience Research" by John Gierke, Michigan Tech University.

Monday, April 20

Practice talk for AAPG seminar by graduate students.