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.

Fall 2021 Events

Aug. 23
Geoscience Teaching Assistant Orientation
Geoscience Faculty and Staff - Winona State University
4pm - SLC 120
Aug. 30
No Event
Sept. 6
No Event - Labor Day

Sept. 13
Perseverance Rover's Early Adventures in Jezero Crater, Mars
Sarah Milkovich and Kim Steadman - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4pm - Zoom
Sept. 20
No Event

Sept. 27
Field Education and Research in a Changing World: Where do we go from here?
Steven Whitmeyer - James Madison University
4pm - Zoom
Oct. 4
No Event

Oct. 11
No Event

Oct. 18
Nautilus: Portrait of a living fossil
Larry Davis - Emeritus Professor, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
4pm - SLC 120
Oct. 25
No Event

Nov. 1
From Hazards Geology to the Science of Resilience and Recovery
Monica Gowan
4pm - SLC 120
Nov. 8
No Event

Nov. 15
Archean Lode Gold Deposits: Geology and mineral exploration criteria
Dean Peterson - Big Rock Exploration
4pm - SLC 120
Nov. 22
No Event - Thanksgiving Week

Nov. 29
Geoscience Student Research Presentations
Geoscience Majors - Winona State University
Student Presenters to be announced at a later date
4pm - SLC 120