The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Western Michigan University sponsors a Seminar Series, student proposal sessions and thesis and dissertation defenses. See the information provided below for a list of dates, topics and descriptions. Looking for alumni events? Please visit our Alumni page. Check back frequently for updates!
The current 2021-22 seminar schedule is as follows:
- Monday, September 27 - NO SEMINAR
- Friday, October 1 - VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Dr. Chen Zhu, 2021-22 Darcy Lecturer and Professor or Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University will present "How Are Geochemical Reactions in Aquifers Connected to Climate Change Mitigation?" Bio and Abstract WebEx Link
- Monday, October 4 - VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Dr. Paul Byrne, Associate Professor of Planetary Science at North Carolina State University will present “New Insights into the Geology of Venus”. Abstract WebEx Link
- Monday, October 11 - NO SEMINAR (GSA)
- Monday, October 18 - VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Dr. Joel Moore, Professor of Geosciences at Towson University will present "Deicing salt inputs to freshwater systems affect water quality on both short-term (days to weeks) and long-term (decades) time scales". Bio and Abstract
- Monday, October 25 - VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Michael Davias (Cintos Research) will present "A Morphometric Survey of the Carolina bays using High Resolution Topographic Models delivered through Google Earth”.
- Monday, November 15 - VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Dr. Richard Martel, Professor and Scientific head of Contaminant Hydrogeology Laboratory at INRS-ETE (Quebec, Quebec, Canada) will present "Groundwater characterization in Canadian military training areas".
- Monday, November 22 - NO SEMINAR
- Monday, December 6 - Dr. Mindy Zimmer, Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - "TBD"
- Monday, January 10 - NO SEMINAR
- Monday, January 17 - NO SEMINAR (MLK Day)
- Monday, January 24 - VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Thomas "Tim" Harris (Lockheed Martin) will present "TBD"
- Monday, January 31 - VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Dr. John Luczaj, Professor and Chair of Geosciences at University of Wisconsin, Green Bay will present "Groundwater Quality in Wisconsin: How the geologic framework, rock chemistry, and land use affects water quality in Wisconsin’s aquifer systems”.
- Monday, February 7 - VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Molly Sherwood, Environmental Compliance Manager at Kent County DPW will present "TBD-Conceptual Site Model for PFAS distribution and potential contribution the North Kent Landfill".
- Monday, March 7 - NO SEMINAR (Spring Break)
- Monday, March 21 - VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Dr. Matty Mookarjee, Professor and Department Chair at Sonoma State University will present "TBD"