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GEOL 303 at Jenny Lake, Tetons, WY

Earth Science Seminar Series (ESSS)

Department of Geology           Department of Geography & Anthropology

Seminars are held Friday at 4pm in Phillips Hall, room 117 (unless otherwise noted).  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Seminars are free and open to the public.

Spring 2015

 Date  Speaker  Title  Institution
Feb. 6 Phil Ihinger On the Evolution of Basalt and the Origin of Granite UW-Eau Claire
Feb. 13 Mark Simons Imaging Geodesy of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Fault Creep, Glaciers, and Aquifers - Opportunities and Challenges Caltech
 Feb. 20Patrick (Buzz) SorgeAchieving Environmental Improvements and Balance: Examples from Half Moon and Eau Claire Lakes Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Mar. 6 Theodore Flynn Geochemical Cycling and Microbial Ecology in the Subsurface Argonne National Laboratory
 Mar. 13Elmo Rawling III Geology of Dunes and Sandy Bay Barriers Along Lake Michigan's Door Peninsula Wisconsin Geology & Natural History Survey
Apr. 10 Stephen Sellwood Borehole Flow Logging for Aquifer Characterization UW-Madison (UWEC alumnus)
 Apr. 17Piotr Niewiadomski Sustainable Tourism and Sustainable Development - The Case of the Isle of Eigg, Scotland University of Aberdeen
Apr. 24 Tim Fisher Drainage from Glacial Lake Agassiz: Did it Cause Rapid Climate Change? University of Toledo
May 1 T.B.A. Mining and Vulcan Software Maptek

Seminars from Previous Semesters

Fall 2014

Other Regional Earth Science Seminars/Events

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - STEM : Ask a Scientist
University of Minnesota - Geology : Seminar
University of Minnesota - Geography : Event
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Geology : Seminar

The Earth Science Seminar Series is funded by the UW-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program,  UW-Eau Claire Foundation, College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Geography & Anthropology, and the Department of Geology. 

For more information please contact either Dr. Scott Clark (email: or Dr. Harry Jol (email: