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 2017 Schedule

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

Jan. 9
Geoscience Teaching Assistant Orientation
Geoscience Faculty and Staff - Winona State University
Jan. 16
No Event - MLK Holiday
Jan. 23
No Event
Jan. 30
Groundwater Remediation Overview - Badger Army Ammunition Plant
Joel Janssen - SpecPro Professional Services
Feb. 6
The Geography Minor for Geoscience and Other Science Majors
Michael Scholz - Winona State University
Feb. 13
Tracking Lead in Soils and Sediment
Julie Maxson - Metropolitan State University
Feb. 20
No Event
Feb. 27
Microbes, Mining, and Manganese: Impacts of Life on Minerals and Remediation
Cara Santelli - University of Minnesota
March 6
No Event - Spring Break
March 13
Recent Alumni Spotlight
Speakers TBA
March 20
GPS Imaging of Earth's Vertical Motion: From Sierra Nevada to North America
William Hammond - University of Nevada, Reno - EarthScope Speaker Series
(Rescheduled from Fall 2016)
March 27
April 3
Water Sources, Age, and Trends - Interpretation and Application of Basic Chemistry Data
Kimm Crawford - Chemical Engineer (retired) and Terry Lee - Olmsted County Environmental Resources
April 10
April 17
April 24
Geoscience Student Research Presentations
Geoscience Majors - Winona State University
Student Presenters to be announced at a later date.