• 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 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. See the information provided below for a list of dates, topics and descriptions.

Teaching Assistant Orientation

  • Monday, Aug. 27 | 1120 Rood Hall | 10 a.m. to noon

Graduate Student Orientation

  • Friday, Sept. 7 | 1110 Rood Hall | 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Department icebreaker

fall 2018 seminar series

All seminars take place on Monday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m. in 1118 Rood Hall

  • Sept. 10 | Introduction to the Department

    Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences faculty introductions

  • Sept. 24 | Evaluating the impact of leaking sewers on urban public supply wells using geochemical, microbiological, and geomechanical methods
    Christopher A. Gellasch, assistant professor, Eastern Michigan University