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2008-2009 Seminars and Labs

THEME:  

 Fall 2008     All Seminars start at 7:30PM

 Banquet:

September 22 Tectonic History of the Alps
           
Dinner at 5:00 P.M. / Meeting at 7 P.M.                                            
Cameron Davidson, Ph.D., Carleton College                                                  
Grand City Buffet, 8912 Highway 7,  St Louis Park , MN 55426-3919
            952-912-0888 

 October 06     The Permian Extinction Event
           
Ray Rogers, Ph.D., Carleton College
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

October 20      Geology and Exploration in Northern MN
           
Val Chandler ,MN Geological Survey
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

November 03   Glaciers and Mountainous Landscapes
           
Kelly McGregor, Ph.D., Macalester College
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210

Saturday, November 08th   Lab at Macalester College:  Paleontology Primer
           
Jeff Thole, M.Sc., & students of Macalester
            Olin Rice Science Center at Macalaster College, St Paul 

November 17 The Basin & Range of Western U.S.
           
Lisa Lamb, Ph.D., U of St. Thomas
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

December 1   Earthquake Engineering
           
Catherine French, Ph.D., U of M Civil Eng.
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
   

 

Spring 2009

January 26       Recent Geologic Mapping in the BWCA- What the Fires Revealed
            Mark Jirsa, M.Sc., MN Geological Survey
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
  

February 09   Flood Basalts and the Mid-Continent Rift
           
Karl Wirth, Ph.D., Macalester College
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
 

February 23   Granites of the St. Cloud Area
            Terry Boerboom, M.Sc., MN Geo. Survey
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210 
 

March 09        Methane Gas Deposits in Sedimentary Basins
            Karen Kleinspehn, Ph.D., U of M
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210

March 23        How 3-D Mapping of Geologic Deposits
                       Helps Understanding Ground Water Movement

            Bob Tipping, Ph.D. pending, MN Survey
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210

Saturday, March 28th   Lab at Macalester College: NASA Moon Rocks & Meteorites
                                      Olin Rice Science Center at Macalaster College, St Paul

April 06            Geology of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
            Bill Seyfreid, Ph.D., U of M
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210

April 20             Basics of Petroleum Geology
            Rick Erickson, M.S., RAM Energy, Tulsa OK
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210
Location TBA   

May 04              Do Hotspot Spacings on Earth’s
                        Surface Reveal Whole-Mantle Shifting?

            Douglas Zbikowski, BSME, GSM
            Location Computer Science (Electrical Engineering)  CS-3-210