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2016-2017 Seminars and Labs

 
2016-2017 GSM LECTURE SERIES
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 2016-2017 GSM LECTURE SERIES

 

7:00 PM Mondays at the University of Minnesota

The U locks its doors promptly at 7 PM.  Please wait, as a

person will come every five minutes to let in latecomers.

Building/Room is Computer Science/ Room 3-230.  Changes will

be posted on our web site: http://www.gsmn.org

 
  

 

2016:

Sep 12      The Wondrous World of Carbonate Sands
                  Kate Clover M.Sc, Science Museum of Minnesota
                  Fall Banquet, Annual Meeting, and Lecture
                  Location: U Garden Restaurant, 2725 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis
                  Dinner 5:00-7:00 PM; Annual Meeting 7:00; Lecture follows ~7:15, map on web site.

Sep 26      “Thar be Fe & Mn in 'dem dar’ hills!" A mining history and geology of the Cuyuna Iron Range” 
                 Leif Johnson,  M.Sc., Barr Engineering
                 Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                 Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                 Room 3-210. MAP
              

Oct 10      “Shouts and Murmurs: Eavesdropping on Earth”
                   Justin Revenaugh, Ph.D., Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota
                   Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                   Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                   Room 3-210. MAP             

Oct 24        Protecting Groundwater: Minnesota’s Primary Drinking Water Source

                   Chris Elvrum, M.Sc, Professional Geologist, Minnesota Department of Health
                   Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                   Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                   Room 3-210. MAP                   

Nov 7         Arizona rocks and outcrops
                   Jake Dalbec, B.S., Professional Geologist, American Engineering Testing, Inc.
                   Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                   Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                   Room 3-210. MAP
 

Nov 21       Polar Research "Geology and the Ends of the Earth: The high-resolution imagery revolution”
                   Paul Morin, UM Polar study group
                   Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                   Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                   Room 3-210. MAP
                   

Dec 5          Bridging the Geological Features of the St. Croix River Valley
                   Joe Hudak, MnDOT Assistant Engineering Geologist & Paul Kivisto, St. Croix Crossing Bridge Construction Engineer
                   Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                   Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                   Room 3-210. MAP
                   

2017:

Jan 23        On the Hunt for Chunks of Earth's Mantle in Central Arizona:
                    Vignettes from an Active Geoscientific Study
                    Alan Chapman, Ph.D., Macalester
                    Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                    Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                    Room 3-230. MAP
                    

Feb 6          Geology of the Mississippi River Gorge in the Twin Cities
                    
Randy Strobel, Ph.D., Associate Professor
                    Dept of Nature Science, Metro State University
                    Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                    Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                    Room 3-230. MAP
                    
 

Feb 11         Tour: American Engineering Testing Company
                     
Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                     Conducted by Dan Vruno and Dale Hunt of AET
                     Location 550 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul MAP
 
                    For information on this tour, click here.

Feb 20        What Would The Rock Evidence for Martian Life Look Like? Microbialites: Rocks From Microbes
                    Prof. Thomas Hickson, University of St. Thomas
                    Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                    Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                    Room 3-230. MAP
                   

 Mar 6         Stones and bones and fossil embryos?
                    Calcium phosphate minerals as a nexus between geology and biology. 

                    Chris H. Crosby, PhD, University of Minnesota
                    Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                    Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                   Room 3-230. MAP
 
                   

Mar 20       Strategic Minerals - What are they & Why should I care?
                    Brian Lentz,  Big Rock Exploration Company (Minneapolis)
                    Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                    Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                    Room 3-230. MAP
                   
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Apr 3          Bedrock Geology of East_Central Minnesota
                    Terry Boerboom, Minnesota Geological Survey
                    Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                    Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                    Room 3-230. MAP
 

Apr 17        Minnesota Glacial Geology in Song and Story
                    Howard Hobbs, Minnesota Geological Survey (retired)
                    Location: University of Minnesota East Bank campus,
                    Kenneth Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
                    Room 3-230. MAP
                    

May 1         "Boom Times, The Early Days of the Oklahoma Oil Industry"
                    Steve Erickson, M.Sc.,  Spring Banquet & Lecture, 5:00 to 8:30 PM
                    U Garden Restaurant, 2725 University Ave. SE       Map on web site.
                    For details, click here