Geoscience and Society

Friday, April 9, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Open to Public
Carie Frantz
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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This seminar series introduces students and the campus to the critical role that geosciences play in modern society. We focus on natural resources, natural hazards, climate change, and applied geoscience careers. 

Public lectures: Fridays 1:00-2:00 pm

Student workshops + discussion follows the lectures: 2:00-2:30 pm.

Students: Get credit by registering for GEO 4990 (SUS) CRN 31031, 2 credits. Counts as an upper-division elective.

Seminar Series Schedule

Speakers and topics are subject to change due to cancellations or other rescheduling needs.

Jan 15Dr. Carie Frantz
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Weber State University
Introduction to geoscience & society
Jan 22Dr. Stephanie MillsDr. Stephanie Mills
Senior Geologist
Metals Mining
Utah Geological Survey

Utah's mineral resources

Dr. Stephanie Mills - Utah's Mineral Resources
Jan 29Dr. Jani IngramDr. Jani Ingram
Professor, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Northern Arizona University
Environmental health studies on Navajo landsIngram Flyer: Environmental Health Studies on Navajo Lands
Feb 5Michael Vanden Berg
Energy and Minerals Program Manager
Utah Geological Survey
Utah's changing energy landscapeMichael Vanden Berg Utah's Changing Energy Landscape
Feb 12Justin OwenJustin Owen
Energy Manager
Weber State University
Weber State University's progress toward carbon neutralityJustin Owen - Weber State's Progress Toward Carbon Neutrality
Feb 19

Katherine Standefer
Author, Teacher

Lightning Flowers - The environmental and human costs of saving a life
Feb 26Dr. Anne Nigra

Dr. Anne Nigra
Environmental Health Scientist, Superfund Research Program
Columbia University

Environmental justice
Mar 5
TBDSoil health and climate change
Mar 12
Spring Break, No Seminar
Mar 18-19Intermountain Sustainability Summit

Intermountain Sustainability Summit
2021 Virtual Conference

Various talks and workshops
Events on Thursday, 3/18, are free for Weber State University faculty and students. Workshops on Friday, 3/19, require paid registration.

Mar 26Dr. Derek Mallia
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Utah
Climate change, wildfires, air quality, and the Intermountain West
Apr 2

Climate change

Apr 9
TBDOther natural hazards
Apr 16
Dr. Robin Craig
Distinguished Professor
S.J. Quinney College of Law
University of Utah
Environmental law and regulations
Apr 23
Student PresentationsGeoscience-related policy


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