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 2nd, 2018
Lafayette Geology Career Services Staff
Title:  Internships & Careers in Geology, Earth, & Environmental Fields.

Friday, February 16th, 2018
David Spears (’81) – State Geologist of Virginia
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, & Energy
Title:  Geology & Public Policy — Tales of a Geoscientist in Government

*Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Julia Seidenstein (’14)
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Title:  Post-College:  My Experiences at the US Geological Survey & the National Park Service

Friday, March 30th, 2018
Samantha Bova
Rutgers University
Title: Glacial-interglacial CO2 Variations:  Insights to the carbon cycle from the paleo-record

Friday, April 20th, 2018
Jocelyn Sessa
Drexel University & Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
General Topic:  Earth History & the PETM

Friday, April 27th, 2018
Charlie Bartberger (’67)
Retired BP Petroleum Geologist
Title:  Catastrophic Floods Across Washington’s Channeled Scabland in the Late Pleistocene:  J Harlen Bretz & the Historic Geological Debate Spawned by His Astonishing Interpretations


Friday, September 28th, 2018
John Hanchar
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Title:  TBA

Past seminars can be found here.