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 6th, 2019
Lafayette Geology Students
Title: “Vignettes of our Summers in Geology”

Friday, October 4th, 2019
Gerry Rustic
Rowan University
Title: “The Relationship Between the El Niño Southern Oscillation and Climate Boundary Conditions: Insights from Individual Foraminifera”

Friday, October 18th, 2019
Laramie Jensen
Texas A&M University
Title: “The role of iron and other dissolved metals in the global ocean”
Co-hosted by Lafayette Women and Inclusion in the Sciences (WITS)


Friday, November 1st, 2019
Steven Jaret
American Museum of Natural History
Title: “Impact Cratering as a Planetary Process”

MONDAY, November 11th, 2019 (noon)
Barbara Dunst, PG, PCPG President Elect; Martin Helmke, PCPG President; and Vince Carbone, PCPG Board Member
Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists
Title: A Career as a Professional Geologist


Friday, November 15th, 2019
Anna Golub (’19)
United States Geological Survey (USGS) – Reston, VA
Title: “Appledore to Antofagasta:  Post-undergrad Wanderings”



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, March 27th, 2020
Michael R. Ackerson
Smithsonian Institution–National Museum of Natural History
Title: TBA

Friday, April 10th, 2020
Allie Nagurney (’16)
Virginia Tech
Title: TBA


Friday, April 17th, 2020
Ginny Edgcomb
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Ocean Discovery Lecture Series – U.S. Science Support Program
Title:  “Life at the Edge of What is Possible:  Microbial Biosignatures in the Lower Oceanic Crust”


Friday, September 11th, 2020
Deb Perrone (’08)
University of California – Santa Barbara
Title: TBA

Past seminars can be found here.