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Geoscience
& Society

Seminar
Series

Spring 2020

Public lectures: Thursdays 1:30-2:20 pm, Tracy Hall Science Center TY 211 (campus map)

Student workshops follow the lectures: 2:30-3:20 pm, TY 211

Students: Get credit by registering for GEO 4990 CRN 31380, 2 credits. Counts as an upper-division elective.

Seminar Series Schedule

Speakers and topics are subject to change due to cancellations or other rescheduling needs.

Date Speaker & Affiliation Topic or Title Flyer
Jan 9 Dr. Carie Frantz
Weber State Earth & Environmental Sciences
Intro to geoscience & society
Jan 16

Mary Ann  Wright
Associate Director, Utah State Mining (retired)

Paul Anderson
Geologist

Regulating extraction: Is it a green job? Mining & regulation in Utah

Jan 23 Dr. Carla Trentelman
Weber State University Sociology
Public health & environmental justice
Jan 30 Dr. Scott Williams
Executive Director, HEAL Utah
Disposal of high level radioactive waste: What is the "least worst" option?
Feb 6 Justin Owen
Energy Director, Weber State University
Groundsource energy: the key to WSU's climate goal
Feb 13 Lucy Jordan
Hydrogeologist, Utah Geological Survey
Ogden Valley water resources and protection
Feb 20

Michael Vanden Berg
Energy & Minerals Program Manager, Utah Geological Survey

Utah's changing energy landscape and fossil fuels

Feb 27 Dr. David Wilkins
Boise State Univeristy Department of Geology
The climate, soil, and geology of wine
Mar 6 Spring Break, No Seminar    
Mar 12 Monica Traphagan
Meteorologist, National Weather Service
Air quality on the Wasatch Front: Forecasting inversions  
Mar 19 Tim Mckinney
USGS Water Science Center
Responding to natural hazard emergencies  
Mar 26 TBA Risk assessments  
Apr 2 TBA Global climate change  
Apr 9 Natalie Little
Regional Sustainability & Climate Coordinator, USDA Forest Service 
Climate change & the Intermountain West  
Apr 16 Student Presentations