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Geology Seminar Series

Each semester the Department of Geological Sciences invites guest speakers to present their research in a free, open to the public seminar series.  The series is one way to provide our students with an intellectual introduction to science outside the walls of the department and promote a research culture internally.  Guest speakers include research scientists, professionals within the science community and professors from CSUB and from other colleges and universities across the nation.  The seminar topics cover a broad range of geology including mining, petroleum, climate science, hydrogeology, planetary geology, natural hazards, ocean sciences and State licensure.  The seminar series engages our students to think critically, introduces them to cutting edge research and promotes their awareness to professional careers available to them after graduation and beyond.  Please see the schedule below or our calendar, for a list of dates, speakers and their topics.

 

Spring 2020

March 12th

Dr. Brandi Reese, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, IODP Distinguished Lecturer

Wanted dead or alive:  On the hunt for microbes below the ocean floor

SCI III, rm 104,

1:00 – 2:00 pm

 

Fall 2019

Dec 5th

Dylan Johnson, world class cave diver

Underwater Cave Exploration in California

SCI II, rm 353

12:00-1:00 pm

 

Spring 2019

April 11th

Dr. Stephen Reynolds, Arizona State University

Cognition-guided Learning, Instruction, and Curriculum in Introductory Geoscience Courses

Walter Stiern Library, WSL Studio B

12:00-1:00 pm

March 14th

Laurie Racca, Senior Registrar, Geology and Geophysics Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists

Career Planning:  The GIT and the Professional Geologist License

Walter Stiern Library WSL, Studio B

12:00-1:00 pm

February 14th

Dr. Basil Tikoff, Earthscope Speaker, University of Wisconsin, Madison

The jagged western edge of North America:  The profound influence of Precambrian rifting on subsequent mountain building

Romberg Nursing Center, RNEC 105

12:00-1:00 pm

 

Fall 2018

November 29th

Dr. John Yu, California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, Retired

Ecological & Environmental Concerns for Unconventional Shale Gas Exploration

SCI II, rm 353

12:00-1:00 pm

November 14th

Ms. Deborah Green, Jahns Distinguished Lecturer, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists

A Tale of Two Waste Sites

SCI II, rm 336

12:00-1:00 pm

November 8th

Dr. Wallace Kleck, Orange Coast Community College, Retired

The Nature, Geology, and Chemistry of the Zeolite Minerals

SCI II, rm 353

12:00-1:00 pm

October 25th

Dr. Anna Cruz, Post-Doc, CSU, Bakersfield

Millenary Changes in Ocean and Atmosphere Dynamics in South Equatorial Atlantic

SCI II, rm 353

12:00-1:00 pm

October 4th

Dr. Wallace Kleck, Orange Coast Community College, Retired

Gold – Its occurrence, Nature, Value, and History in California

SCI II, rm 353

12:00-1:00 pm

 

Spring 2018

April 26th

Mr. Jeff Kimber and CSUB geology students

Students Internship Experience at DOGGR

Romberg Nursing Center, RNEC, rm 105

12:00-1:00 pm

 

Fall 2017

November 17th

Mr. Bill Bartling, Inland District Deputy for DOGGR in Bakersfield

Renewal Plan for Oil and Gas Regulation

SCI III, rm 104

12:00-1:00 pm

November 9th

Dr. Brandon Schmandt, Geoprism Distinguished Lecturer

Investigation of Mount St. Helens earthquakes and magma plumbing with a hybrid natural and controlled source seismology

SCI III, rm 107

3:00-4:00 pm

October 20th

Dr. Gregory Gordon, Senior Geologist – Exploration, Aera Energy LLC

Paleogeographic Controls on Reservoir Quality in the Carneros Turbidite Systems, San Joaquin Basin, California

SCI III, rm 104

12:00-1:00 pm

October 13th

Anne Draucker, Petrophysicist, Chevron North America Exploration and Production

Career Pathways in the Energy Industry

SCI III, rm 104

12:00-1:00 pm

September 22nd

Dr. Wallace Kleck, Orange Coast Community College, Retired

The Columbia River Basalt Group

SCI III, rm 104

12:00-1:00 pm

September 1st

Dr. Tim Collett, U.S. Geological Survey

Research To Discovery – The History And Future Of Marine Gas Hydrate Research

SCI III, rm 104

12:00-1:00 pm

 

Spring 2017

May 5th

Dr. Richard Heermance, Department of Geological Science, CSU, Northridge

Slip rates along the San Andreas Fault in the San Gorgonio Pass, Southern California, and implications for large earthquakes

SCI III, rm 104

12:00-1:00 pm

May 2nd

Dr. Lindsay Ball, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver

Airborne Electromagnetic and Magnetic Surveys to Characterize Saline Groundwater Resources

SCI III, rm 104

4:00-5:00 pm

March 24th

Dr. Wallace Kleck, Orange Coast Community College, Retired

Pegmatite:  an odd and rare rock

SCI III, rm 104

12:00-1:00 pm

March 17th

Dr. Guoliang Zhang, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences & UCSB

First Recovery of Carbonate Silicate Melt in the South China Sea

SCI III, rm 104

12:00-1:00 pm

March 10th

Dr. Deborah Khider, USC/EarthCube Lecturer

The Future of Past Climates:  EarthCube and the future of paleoclimatology

SCI III, rm 104

12:00-1:00 pm