The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences 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, and check back frequently for updates.
For over a decade, the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences 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. 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.
Spring 2018 Seminar Series
All seminars take place on Monday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m. in 1118 Rood Hall.
Jan. 22 | Engineered microbial platforms for phosphorus sustainability: ensuring food security and clean water for future generations
Andro Mondala, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering, Western Michigan University
Jan. 29 | Career Opportunities for Geology Students from a State Government Perspective
Sara Pearson, CPG, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Remediation and Redevelopment Division
Feb. 5 | Strategic Minerals
Brian Shaw, Geologist and Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs, National Defense University
Feb. 12 | Strengthening the Role of Geoscience in Public Decision-making
David W. Szymanski, Associate Professor of Geology, Bentley University
Feb. 19 | Achieving Inclusion through Technology-Enhanced, Field-Based Research Experiences for Persons with Disabilities
Christopher Atchison, Associate Professor of Geoscience Education and Executive Director of the International Association for Geoscience Diversity, University of Cincinnati
Feb. 26 | Electrical Hydrogeology: A Picture is Worth 1000 Wells
Todd Halihan, Professor of Geology, Oklahoma State University
March 19 | Discovering Hidden Folds and Faults in the Precambrian: Refining Baraboo interval stratigraphy and deformation in Southern WI
Esther Stewart, Wisconsin Geological Survey
Spring 2018 events
More events are currently being planned. Check back frequently for updates.