Geology Department Invited Speaker Seminars

The Geology Department Seminars feature research presentations by guest speakers who specialize in different fields of Geology.

Please join us on Tuesdays at 4pm, via Zoom. 

Spring 2022 Speakers
Speaker Presentation Date
Engielle Paguican-Fabbro (Caraga State University) Morphometric classification, evolution, and distribution of volcanic edifices in the Philippines April 5
Yarrow Axford (Northwestern University) Arctic meltdown? Long-term perspectives from paleolimnology April 19
Brent Ward (Simon Fraser University) Collaborative Landslide Studies in Peru April 26
Natalia Deligne (Hawaii Volcano Observatory) Evolution of the Sand Mountain volcanic field, Oregon: Volcanic, hydrologic, and ecologic perspectives May 10
Miki Nakajima (University of Rochester) Origin of Moons in the Solar System and Beyond May 17
Myriam Telus (UC Santa Cruz) Asteroid, Comets May 24
Geology Department Event Geology All Hands Meeting May 31


Geology Lunch Talks (GLT)

On Fridays at noon, please join us via Zoom for research and informational presentations delivered by Geology students (undergraduate and graduate), staff  and faculty.

Enjoy your lunch while listening to all the fascinating endeavors the Geology Department is involved with!

After the talks, there will be time for questions.

Spring 2022 GLT Speakers
Speaker Presentation Date
Kris Alvarez (WWU alum, McEwan Mining) Opportunity and Adventure - Geology Careers in Mining April 8
Ed Fordham, Geology MS Student Thesis Defense Presentation: Glacier Peak and the Chocolate Factory: Recurring debris flows from the eastern flank of Glacier Peak stratovolcano, North Cascades, Washington State, USA April 15
Richard (Rick) Wooten, 2021-2022 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer Debris Flows, Big Slow Movers, and Rocks Slides: Assembling the Geospatial Legacy of Landslides using Lidar, Drones, and Boots on the Ground April 22
Kiana Harris, Geology MS Student Thesis Defense Presentation: To Erupt or Not to Erupt? That is the Question: Extremely High Levels of Background Seismicity and Lack of Eruptivity from 2003-2019 at Gareloi Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska April 29
Alexander Handwerger Detecting and Monitoring Landslides (and other ground surface change) from Airborne and Spaceborne SAR and Optical Data May 6
Bridget Galati, Heather Paton, Mai Sas

URGE Presents: K-12 Outreach Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

May 13
Allison Pfeiffer The Historic and Geomorphic Context of the November 2021 Nooksack Floods May 20
Nyle Weldon, Geology MS Student Thesis Defense Presentation: Structural History of the Formidable-Le Conte Mountain Area, North Cascades, WA May 27
Melissa Rice Update from Perseverance Rover Mission  June 3