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 2018 Events

Research Opportunities and Geoscience Teaching Assistant Orientation - Geoscience Faculty and Staff

Jan. 8 at 4pm - SLC 120

No Event - MLK Day

Jan. 15

Beyond Recycling . . . Integrated Waste Management and its Environmental Effects - John Helmers, Director of Olmsted County Environmental Resources

Jan. 22 at 4pm - SLC 120


Jan. 29 at 4pm - SLC 120

Paleoreconstructions of Wyoming and Superior Cratons from 2.70 to 1.72 Ga with Implications for Archean-Proterozoic Supercontinents and the Circa 2.45-2.35 Ga Great Oxidation Event - Kevin Chamberlain, University of Wyoming

Feb. 5 at 4pm - SLC 120

Full Spectrum Sustainability - Nathan Engstrom, Winona State University

Feb. 12 at 4pm - SLC 120

Tracing Environmental Change Through the Magnetism of Cave Deposits and Soils - Joshua Feinberg, University of Minnesota

Feb. 19 at 4pm - SLC 120


Feb. 26 at 4pm - SLC 120

No Event - Spring Break

March 5 at 4pm - SLC 120

Alumni Spotlight - Nicole Schoolmeesters Hoffmann and Josh Bilskemper

March 12 at 4pm - SLC 120


March 19 at 4pm - SLC 120

Using Seed Science to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse - Alison Bettin, Winona State University

March 26 at 4pm - SLC 120

How a Trip to Look at Young Rocks in Iceland Has Influenced My Interpretations of Precambrian Rocks in Minnesota - George Hudak, University of Minnesota-Duluth

April 2 at 4pm - SLC 120

Groundwater CO2 and the Global Carbon Cycle - Gwen Macpherson, The University of Kansas; AWG Distinguished Lecturer

April 9 at 4pm - SLC 120


April 17 at 4pm - SLC 120

Geoscience Student Research Presentations - Geoscience Majors, Winona State University

April 23 at 4pm - SLC 120