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, January 31st, 2020
No Seminar

Friday, February 7th, 2020
Michael P. Vandenbergh – David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law
Vanderbilt University
Title: “Beyond Gridlock: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change”

WEDNESDAY, February 12th, 2020
Alana Albus & Molly Sunderlin
Lafayette College Gateway Career Center
Title: “Digging up and Uncovering Geology and Environmental Jobs and Internships”

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Andrea Stevens Goddard
Rowan University
Title: “Evaluating Tectonic and Climatic Controls on Drainage Organization and Fluvial Sedimentation:  A Study in the Central Andes”

Friday, May 8th, 2020
Senior Thesis Presentations:

Amanda Willet ’20
Title: “Using geophysical data to evaluate the potential for carbon sequestration in Indiana county Pennsylvania”

Isabelle Rein ’20
Title: “Apatite Geochemistry Across Neovolcanic Zones in Iceland”


Postponed until Spring 2021
Deb Perrone (’08)
University of California – Santa Barbara
Title: TBA

Friday, October 16th, 2020
Charles Bartberger (’67)
Retired BP Geologist
Tentative Title: “Influence of Salt Tectonics on the Geological Landscape of Arches National Park, Utah”

Friday, November 6th, 2020
Michael R. Ackerson
Smithsonian Institution–National Museum of Natural History
Title: TBA


Past seminars can be found here.