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Join the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association for this monthly noon-hour speaker series. Enjoy a luncheon buffet, an informative presentation and engaging discussion with UW-Eau Claire experts.

Reservations are requested for Let's Do Lunch sessions, which are open to the public. The ticket price of $13 per session includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To make reservations, call 715-836-3266 or email alumni@uwec.edu.



Industrial Sand Mining in Wisconsin — Geology and Controversies

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Noon-1 p.m.
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club
828 Clubview Lane, Altoona

Dr. Kent Syverson, professor and chair of the UW-Eau Claire geology department, will provide an overview of Wisconsin's sandstone geology, attributes of "good" frac sand and controversies associated with sand mining and processing in Wisconsin. Syverson's presentation will be understandable to geologists as well as the general public.

About the presenter:

Dr. Kent Syverson

Syverson

Dr. Kent Syverson joined the UW-Eau Claire geology faculty in 1992. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth, master's and doctoral degrees from UW-Madison and is licensed as a professional geologist in Wisconsin. Syverson has conducted research on the attributes of frac sand and has served as a consultant in the sand industry.

 

Upcoming Let's Do Lunch presentations:

May 27, 2015: Dr. Harry Jol, UW-Eau Claire professor of geography and anthropology: Imaging the Shores of Lake Superior

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