The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University sponsors a seminar series, student proposal sessions and thesis defenses. 

Location and time for seminar series: 1118 Rood Hall at 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Friday, Oct. 24

"International hydrogeology and the practice of scientific diplomacy" by Michael Wireman, recipient of the 2014 Geosciences Alumni Achievement Award, 3 p.m.  The Department of Geosciences Advisory Council would like to extend an invitation to all geosciences students to meet and interact with them immediately following the presentation.

“Straight talk on geoscience careers”, hosted by the WMU Geoscience Advisory Council in conjunction with the WMU Geology Club and AAPG Student Chapter. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, declared and undeclared majors, 4 to 6p.m., 1118 Rood Hall.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25 WMU Homecoming weekend

Monday, Oct. 27

"Geosciences career management" by Karen Steeno, Western Michigan University.

Friday, Oct. 31

"Geochemical investigation of the origin of the Back Forty volcanogenic massive Sulfide Deposit in Menominee County, Michigan" thesis proposal defense by Anthony Boxleiter, 11 a.m., 1192 Rood Hall.

Monday, Nov. 3

"Metal ratios in porphyry ore deposits" by Adam Simon, University of Michigan.

Friday, Nov. 7

"A remote sensing based early warning system for algal blooms in Kuwait bay and coastal waters", thesis defense by Cameron J. Manche, 10:30 a.m., 1192 Rood.

Monday, Nov. 10

"Experimental results on nucleation and crystallization of granitic magma" by Mona Sirbescu, Central Michigan University.

Monday, Nov. 17

"The impact of visualizations in promoting informed natural resource decisions " by Sheldon Turner, Northern Illinois University.

Tuesday, Nov. 18

"Petrological and geochemical evaluation of the Sturgeon Falls Igneous body", proposal defense by Jonathan Haynes, noon, 1107 Rood Hall.

Monday, Nov. 24

"Geological resources management " by Paul Doss, University of Southern Indiana.