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, unless otherwise noted, from 4:00-4:50pm in Merion Science Center Room 113. Dates for the fall 2017 semester appear 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. 30, 2017

Earth and Space Department Faculty,

Drs. Cynthia Hall, Daria Nikitina and LeeAnn Srogi


Introduction to Seminar

Sept. 6, 2017

Tentatively, Dr. Joby Hilliker

Associate Professor



Dan Bocchiccio, Student Researcher


The Earth and Space Sciences Department Drone:

Data Collection and Mapping in the 21st Century

Sept. 13, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Hall and

Earth and Space Students

Student Sharing Internship, Course Travel and Research Experiences
Sept. 20, 2017

Dr. Christopher Roemmele

Assistant Professor


Unearthing Geologic Blindness:

Undergraduate Students' Attitudes and Conceptual Understanding of Geology

Sept. 27, 2017



Earth and Space Department Faculty


Advising Workshop for Classes, Majors and Careers

Oct. 4, 2017

Dr. Veronique Petit

Assistant Professor

University of Delaware


Magnetic Stars, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

Oct. 11, 2017

Earth and Space Department Faculty

Research Opportunities for Students


Oct. 13, 2017


Sykes Ballroom

Geological Association of New Jersey

Seminar at WCU

Variety of Speakers and Topics
Oct. 18, 2017

Ms. Jamie Vann

Adjunct Professor


and Dustin Renninger, Student Researcher


Plant Growth and the Nutrient Content of Litterfall on Ultramafic Soils in Susua State Forest, Puerto Rico

Oct. 25, 2017

Chris Voci, P.G., M.A. (WCU)

Principle Geologist and VP-East Coast Operations Terraphase Engineering

Applied Remediation Practices and Technologies for Contaminated Groundwater Sites
Nov. 1, 2017

Dr. Atsu Muto

Assistant Professor

Temple University


Ice-sheet Stability and the Sub-glacial Environment

Nov. 8, 2017

WCU Alumni Career Panel

Department Alumni

followed by the

Earth and Space Sciences Open House

Nov. 15, 2017

Dr. Gale Blackmer

PA State Geologist and

Director of the PA State Geologic Survey


Science in Interesting Times

Nov. 22, 2017 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 29, 2017

Dr. Terry Plank


Columbia University, LDEO


Volatiles and Volcanic Vigor

Dec. 6, 2017 Earth and Space Department Faculty, Drs. Cynthia Hall, Daria Nikitina and LeeAnn Srogi

Undergraduate Attendance Only

Assessment Survey