Each semester the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences hosts a seminar series of invited speakers.

All presentations are on Fridays at 12:00 Noon, in Van Wickle 108, unless otherwise noted.


Friday February 3rd, 2017
Joe Meiburger
ECS Geotechnical Consulting
Title:  Summer Internship & Career Opportunities with ECS

Friday February 10th, 2017
Amy Rhodes
Smith College
Title:  Establishing Baseline Water Chemistry for Household Wells within the Marcellus Shale Gas Region, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

Friday February 24th, 2017
Lafayette GEOL 170 (Ecuador & Galapagos) Reunion

March 3rd, 2017
Peter Cocheo & Students

***March 7th, 2017 (7PM Evening Talk)
Ray Troll & David Sunderlin
Title:  An Artist & a Geologist Wander Alaska

Friday March 24th, 2017
Ken Kodama
Lehigh University
Title:  High-Resolution Rock Magnetic Cyclostratigraphy and the Duration of the Shuram C-isotope Excursion

Friday March 31st, 2017
Sara Pruss
Smith College
Title:  Fossil Evidence for Life after a 720 Million Year Old Frozen Earth

Friday April 7th, 2017
John Stix
McGill University
Title:  Fast and Slow Volcanoes

Friday April 14th, 2017
Charlie Bartberger ’67
Retired BP Petroleum Geologist
Title:  Thirty Years of Puzzling Non-Commercial Gas Wells from the Deep Eastern Greater Green River Basin of Southwest Wyoming: Puzzle Finally Resolved!

Friday April 21st, 2017
Ingrid Peate
University of Iowa
Title:  The Largest Volcanic Eruptions on Earth

Friday April 28th, 2017
Lafayette Geology Students
Title:  “How did we do it?:  Guidance on the post-graduate search process”


Wed. May 3rd, 2:30PMDustin Morris:  Stratigraphy & Paleoenvironments of the Cambrian Allentown Formation, Easton, PA

Mon. May 8th, 10AMJack Shaw:  Sexual Dimorphism & Evolution in Cretaceous Ostracodes

Wed. May 10th, 12PM — Cullen Scheland:  Supervolcanoes of the American Southwest

Thurs. May 11th, 1PM — Emma Sosa:  Volcanic & Magmatic History Told by Icelandic Zircons

Fri. May 12th, 10AM — William DeBarba:  Icelandic Volcanoes

Fri. May 12th, 2:30PM — Costanza Davis:  Pennsylvania Geophysical Gravity Analysis

Past seminars can be found here.