About the Speaker Series

Earth Talks Speaker Series is hosted each semester by the Geoscience Department. The series serves as a forum through which experts from academia, government and the private sector, as well as WSU students and faculty, share their experiences and research results with the WSU Geoscience community. The series also provides a venue for discussions of professional, educational, and employment issues related to Geology, Natural Resources, Earth Science teaching, and other related disciplines.

Spring 2016 Schedule

All events start at 4pm in Science Lab 120 on the WSU Campus.

January 11
Geoscience Teaching Assistant Orientation
Geoscience Faculty and Staff - Winona State University
January 18
No Event - MLK Holiday
January 25
Extreme Science: Submillimeter Instrumentation and the
Study of Galaxies in the Early Universe
Carl Ferkinhoff - Winona State University
February 1
February 8
February 15
Research and Adventures in Antarctica
Ross Whitmore - Winona State University
February 22
February 29
Rocks from Space! NASA Samples from the Moon and Asteroids
Jennifer Anderson - Winona State University
March 7
No Event - Spring Break
March 14
Talking to the Public about Environmental Issues: Strategies for
Effective Communication
Katy Kortenkamp - University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
March 21
Clean Water Work in Southeast Minnesota: How Do We Know
How Clean the Water Is?
Shaina Keseley - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
March 28
Linking Antarctic & Minnesota Geology: Bringing Knowledge
Gained at 100% Exposure Back to the North Woods
Dean Peterson - Peterson Geoscience LLC
April 4
Paul Eger - Global Minerals Engineering
April 11
No Event
April 18
No Event
April 25
Geoscience Student Research Presentations
Geoscience Majors - Winona State University
Student Presenters to be announced at a later date.