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, September 14th, 2018
Geology Majors
Lafayette College
Title:  Summer Research Experiences

Friday, September 21st, 2018
Jesse Farmer
Princeton University
Title: “Disruptions of the ocean carbon cycle and their role in past (and present) climate shifts”

Friday, October 12th, 2018
Brian Lejeune
Northeastern University
Title:  “Investigating the Effect of Al and Fe Solubility on Structure-Magnetism Relationships in Synthesized AlFe2B2 Single Crystals”

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Adrian Fiege
American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Title: “Sulfur-in-Apatite:  Understanding the Late-Stage Redox and Volatile Evolution in Lunar Mare Basalts”

Friday, November 9th, 2018
Bill Metropolis
Lafayette College
Title:  “The Rebuilding of the Lafayette Mineral Collection”

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Geology Department Faculty
Lafayette College
Title:  “Life During and After Lafayette”

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Senior Geology Majors
Lafayette College
Title:  Senior Thesis Mid-Project Reports


Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Dustin Morris ’17
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Title: “Cap Carbonate Sequence Post-dating the Neoproterozoic Marinoan Glacial Deposits, Naukluft Mountains, Namibia”

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Sidney Hemming
Columbia University – Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Ocean Discovery Lecture Series – U.S. Science Support Program
Title:  “Toward a 5 million year record of the Greater Agulhas Current System”

Friday, April 5th, 2019
Rachel Griffiths ’14
Environmental Protection Agency
Title:  TBA

Friday, April 12th, 2019
Erin Kraal
Kutztown University
Title:  TBA

Friday, April 26th, 2019
Elizabeth Graybill ’10
Geologist/Mining Engineer – RHI Magnesita
Title:  “How I Accidentally Became a Mining Engineer”

Past seminars can be found here.