The Department of Earth & Space Sciences at West Chester Universtiy frequently hosts speakers from national lecture series. The presentations are open to the public and take place on Wednesdays from 4-5pm in Merion Science Center Room 113. The tentative schedule of speakers for the fall 2016 semester appears below.

seminar panel         seminar

A panel of alumni speak to current students           Students work on their resumes and interview skills.

      about their career paths in industry,

         education, and graduate school.


Date Speaker(s) Title
Aug. 31, 2016 Cynthia Hall, Marc Gagne and Daria Nikitina Course Introduction and Overview
Sept. 7, 2016

Naomi Barshi, Educational Liaison IODP

Via Skype, Drilling the Sumatran Subduction Zone
Sept. 14, 2016 Jonah Reynolds, EarthShip 360

Sustainable Housing

International Reggae Museum in Jamaica Project

Sept. 21, 2016

Department Photo followed by

Daria Nikitina and Costa Rica Study Abroad Students, as well as Students who Served in Summer Research and Internship Positions

All Department Graduate Students, Majors, Minors, Faculty and Staff Meet on Merion Front Steps for the Annual Photo followed by presentations by students
Sept. 28, 2016

No Seminar Scheduled

Members Opt to Attend GSA Annual Conference
Oct. 5, 2016

Carl Jacobson

Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic Tectonic

Evolution of Southern California

Oct. 12, 2016 Loyc Vanderkluysen, Drexel University The Study of Volcanoes Using Remote Sensing
Oct. 19, 2016 Earth and Space Sciences Faculty Research Presentations and Opportunities for Students
Oct. 26, 2016

Catrina Hamilton-Drager,             Dickinson College

Solar Systems in the Making:

Observational Evidence and Theory

Nov. 2, 2016

Yong Hoon Kim

Marine Debris:  Sources, Distribution and Fate

Nov. 9, 2016

Shane McDonald

Hydrogeology and Remediation
Nov., 16, 2016

Alumni Career Panel and Open House

Career Paths in Industry, Education and Graduate School
Nov. 23, 2016 No Seminar Scheduled Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Nov. 30, 2016 Marc Gagne Gravitational Waves
Dec. 7, 2016 Cynthia Hall, Marc Gagne and Daria Nikitina ACAT Testing and Survey for Enrolled Students