Earth Sciences Lunch and Learn Seminar Series

In order to expose students to a wider variety of topics in the Earth Sciences, a seminar series is offered on Tuesdays at noon during the academic year.  We schedule a broad spectrum of speakers ranging from attorneys, consultants, faculty from Dickinson and elsewhere, current students and department alumni to give informal talks about their research, careers, internships, field camps, graduate school, and study abroad experiences.  These talks are a chance to come together as a department and explore the Earths Sciences outside of the classroom.  Listed below is the schedule for this semester's seminar talks:  

Spring 2017 Earth Sciences Lunch and Learn Seminars

1/31 - "Welcome Back & Cassa 2017", HUB Social Hall East at 12:05 p.m. 

2/14 - "Research in Bolivia", with Assistant Professor in Archaeology, Maria Bruno and Earth Sciences Major, Amanda Santilli,  HUB Social Hall East at 12:05 p.m. 

2/21 - "Senior Research Presentations", with Earth Sciences Majors, Zachary Keller-Coffey '17, Amanda Santilli '17, and Rita Stern '17, HUB Social Hall East at 12:05 p.m. 

2/27 - "The 13th Annual Potter Lecture", "To the Ends of the Earth: Fossil Discoveries from the Age of Fishes in PA and Beyond",  presented by Associate Professor Ted Daeschler, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Denny 317 at 7:00 p.m. 

2/28 - "Great Steps in the History of Life: The Origin of Limbed Vertebrates", presented by Associate Professor Ted Daeschler, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Kaufman 186 at 12:05 p.m.

3/21 - "Life as an Active Dome:  Large Block and Ash Flows on Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka", presented by Dr. Janine Krippner, Department of Geology and Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh, Hub Social Hall East at 12:05 p.m. 

3/28 - "Senior Research Presentations", with Earth Sciences Majors, Sophia Larson '17 and Jess Wolfman '17, HUB Social Hall East at 12:05 p.m. 

4/11 - "Junior IR 5-minutes Presentations" with Earth Sciences Junior Majors, HUB Siderooms 201-202 at 12:05 p.m.

4/18 - "Introduction to Rammed Aggregate Piers - A Ground Improvement Method", with Project Manager, Ryan Goldstein, GeoConstructors Engineering Services, Inc., HUB Side Rooms 201-202, at 12:05 p.m. 

4/25 - "Petrochronology in the Izu arc (Japan): Misadventures in Zirconology during IODP Expedition 350", with Assistant Professor of Geology, Graham Andrews, Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, HUB Social Hall East, at 12:05 p.m. 

 

Fall 2016 Earth Sciences Lunch and Learn Seminars

8/30 - "Welcome Back Luncheon", HUB Side Rooms 201-202 at 12:05 p.m. (required for ERSC Majors)

9/13 - "Adventures on Baffin Island", with Dickinson College, Earth Sciences Department, Professor Ben Edwards, and Earth Sciences Majors, Ivy Gilbert '18, Karuna Sah '19 and Billy Dougherty '18, HUB Social Hall West at 12:05 p.m. 

9/20 - "Aluminum Solubility Mechanicsms in Quartz: Implications for Al-in-Quartz Thermobarometry", presented by Ellen Was '14, Syracuse University, HUB Social Hall East at 12:05 p.m.

9/20 - "The Sixth Extinction",  Elizabeth Kolbert, Author and Professor at Williams College, Williamstown, MA, Anita Tuvin Schlecter Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored with the Center for Sustainability.  

9/22 - "Using Mercury to Trace the Timing and Cause of Earth's Fourth Extinction", Dickinson College Earth Sciences Assistant Professor, Alyson Thibodeau, Kaufman 179 at 12:00 p.m. This event is an Earth Issues seminar, sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department.

9/27 - "Meltdowns and Waves: A U.S.-Japan Summer Mosaic", with Dickinson College, Earth Sciences Department, Professor Marcus Key and Earth Sciences Major, Hyat Rasul '19, HUB Social Hall West at 12:05 p.m.

10/4 - "Study Abroad Experiences", presented by Dickinson College, Earth Sciences Majors, Rita Stern '17, Jess Wolfman '17 and Sophia Larson '17, HUB Side Rooms 201-202, at 12:05 p.m. 

10/11 - "Lead in Urban Gardens of Philadelphia", with Dr. Cynthia Hall, Assistant Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at West Chester University, HUB Social Hall West at 12:05 p.m.

10/25 - "Working in Earthquake Science", with Andy Frassetto, Project Associate at Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Washington DC, HUB Side Rooms 201-202 at 12:05 p.m.  

11/8 - "Adventures in Guadeloupe", presented by Dickinson College, Earth Sciences Professor Peter Sak and Earth Sciences Majors, Sophia Larson '17 and Jess Wolfman '17, HUB Social Hall West at 12:05 p.m.

11/15 - "Using Isotopes to Trace the Source of Turquoise in the Aztec Empire", presented by Dickinson College, Earth Sciences Assistant Professor Alyson Thibodeau, Stafford Auditorium, at 12:00 noon.  This event is part of the Rush Hour lecture series.