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2006-2007 Program and Lecture Series

THEME: Geosciences and an Informed Citizen

 Fall 2006

 Banquet:

September 25 Lake Superior Agate: Minnesota 's State Gemstone

         Scott Wolter BS, Honorary MS, President of American Petrographic Service      
Grand City Buffet, 8912 Highway 7,  St Louis Park , MN 55426-3919
            952-912-0888 

 October 9       Concepts of Geological Time
           
Michael Middleton, PhD, University of Wisconsin , River Falls
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

October 23     Computer Modeling of the Ocean Carbon Cycle
           
Katsumi Matsumoto, Ph.D. Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

November 6   Fundamentals of Geology: Formation of Igneous Rocks in Minnesota
           
Jim Welsh, PhD, Gustavus Adolphus College , St. Peter , MN
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

November 20   Impact of the Carbon Footprint
           
Elizabeth Wilson, PhD, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210

 December 4  Ice Sheets of Antarctica
           
Carrie Jennings, PhD Minnesota Geological Survey
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

 

Spring 2007

January 29     Tornados in Minnesota
           
Todd Krause, PhD Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Chanhassen NWS
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

February 12   Fundamentals of Geology: Formation of Metamorphic Rocks in Minnesota
           
Jim Stout, PhD University of Minnesota
           Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

 February 26   Geology of the Mississippi Delta
           
Chris Paola, PhD, University of Minnesota
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

March 5          Upper Mississippi River
           
Karen Campbell, MS, St. Anthony Falls Hydro Center, University of Minnesota
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
   

March 26        Iron Range "Challenges and opportunities:
                       The story of geologic mapping to address land‑use issues on the Mesabi Iron Range "

            Mark Jirsa, PhD MSc , Minnesota Geological Survey
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

April 9            Evolution in the Fossil Record
           
David Fox, PhD, University of Minnesota
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

April 23          Venus, Earth's Sister Planet
           
Vicki Hansen, PhD, University of Minnesota , Duluth
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210

 May 7th            Kimble Memorial Banquet: Sinkholes in Woodbury , Minnesota
           
Calvin Alexander, PhD University of Minnesota
            Location TBA