Geology Club Speaker Series

The Geology Club at San José State University is a student-organized group that typically meets on Mondays at 12:00pm in Duncan Hall 306. Geology Club membership is free, but optional lunch fees for this semester are $30 for students and $35 for faculty. 

The Speaker Series is the Geology Club's weekly event, which gives students and faculty the opportunity to hear geology-related talks from guest professionals and educators on a wide variety of geologic subjects.

For further information, contact the Geology Club at sjsugeologyclub@gmail.com. For updates on the latest happenings, follow the Geology Club at San José State University on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/geologyclubatsjsu

Speaker Series, Fall Semester 2017

Date

Speaker

Title

9/11/17

Geology Club

"Welcome Back BBQ"
     
9/18/17

Ryan Portner
- SJSU

"Summer Field Camp Presentation"
     
9/25/17

David Morrison
NASA
                                                  

"Defending the Earth Against Asteroids: Is it Practical and Cost-Effective?"

     
10/2/17

Dr. Doug Hemingway  -UC Berkely

Icy ocean world interiors from gravity and topography”

     
10/9/17 Katie Maier 

Pleistocene evolution of faulting, sedimentation, and marine geohazards along the San Gregorio fault zone and Monterey Submarine Canyon, offshore central California “

     
10/16/17

Kristen Fauria           -UC Berkeley

"Pumice flotation, saturation, and cooling in liquid water”

     
10/23/17 David Clague          -MBARI

Robotic studies of submarine volcanism.”

     
10/30/17 Nicole Fedl   -UCSC "TBA"
     
11/6/17

Kathryn Watts           -USGS

"Magmas to metals: melt inclusion insights into the formation of critical element-bearing ore deposits"

     
11/13/17 Anita Grunder        -OSU

“Basalt and Rhyolite Volcanism of the High Lava Plains of Oregon: Timing, Tectonics and Petrology”

     
11/20/17 Andrew Seer            -USGS "TBA"
     
11/27/17 Tyler Nakamura        -SJSU "Thesis Defense"
     
12/4/17 Siri Velund   -SJSU/Brown "The Anthropocene" 
     
12/11/17   "Thesis Defense if necessary"

Speaker Series, Spring Semester 2017

Date

Speaker

Title

1/30/17

Dr. Jonathan Miller 
San Jose State University

“Summer Field Camp Presentation"
     
2/6/17

Johanna Nevitt
- USGS Earthquake Science Center  

"Fault slip and related deformation in the shallow crust"
     
2/13/17

Dr. Greg Lucic  
Picarro, Inc.
                                                  

"Structural Controls on the emission of magmatic carbon dioxide gas, Long Vally Caldera, USA"
     
2/20/17

Dr. Nicholas Swanson-Hysell
- UC Berkeley

"Rapid rates of Mesoproterozoic paleogeographic change and assembly of the supercontinent Rodinia"
     
2/27/17

Dr. Erika Rader              
NASA Ames

“Spatter bombs: A window into eruptive conditions on Earth and beyond"
     
3/6/17

Dr. Brian Collins 
- USGS

"It's getting hot out there: the role of heat in rockfall initiation and spontaneous fracture"
     
3/13/17

Dr. Greg Balco                      
Berkeley Chronology Center

 "The absence of evidence of absence of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet"
     
3/20/17

Dr. Paul Renne
UC Berkeley

"TBA"
     
3/27/17

Mr. Jeff Sloane                   
 -USGS National Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Office                                                 

"Use of Unmanned Aircraft systems for Geology and other Natural Resource Applications" 
     
4/3/17 Dr. Noah Finnegan               

- UC Santa Cruz

"Evidence for feedback between deformation and groundwater flow at a a large, slow moving landslide in the Diablo Range near San Jose, CA"
     
4/10/16

Mr. Timothy Dawson            
 
- California Geological Society

 "Challenges in Surface Rupture Hazards Assessment:Insights from the 2014 Napa Earthquake"
     
4/17/17 Dr. Benjamin Brooks            -USGS  "Near field deformation & Shallow Fault Slip"
     
4/24/17 Thesis Defense  
     
5/1/17    
     
5/8/17    

 

 

 

Speaker Series, Fall Semester 2016

Date

Speaker

Title

9/12/16

Dr. Jonathan Miller 
San Jose State University

“Summer Field Camp Presentation"
     
9/26/16

Johanna Nevitt
- USGS Earthquake Science Center  

"Fault slip and related deformation in the shallow crust"
     
 10/3/16

Dr. Greg Lucic  
Picarro, Inc.
                                                  

"Structural Controls on the emission of magmatic carbon dioxide gas, Long Vally Caldera, USA"
     
10/10/16

Dr. Nicholas Swanson-Hysell
- UC Berkeley

"Rapid rates of Mesoproterozoic paleogeographic change and assembly of the supercontinent Rodinia"
     
10/17/16

Dr. Erika Rader              
NASA Ames

“Spatter bombs: A window into eruptive conditions on Earth and beyond"
     
10/24/16

Dr. Brian Collins 
- USGS

"It's getting hot out there: the role of heat in rockfall initiation and spontaneous fracture"
     
10/31/16

Dr. Greg Balco                      
Berkeley Chronology Center

 "The absence of evidence of absence of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet"
     
11/7/16

Dr. Paul Renne
UC Berkeley

"TBA"
     
 11/14/16

Mr. Jeff Sloane                   
 -USGS National Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Office                                                 

"Use of Unmanned Aircraft systems for Geology and other Natural Resource Applications" 
     
11/21/16 Dr. Noah Finnegan               

- UC Santa Cruz

"Evidence for feedback between deformation and groundwater flow at a a large, slow moving landslide in the Diablo Range near San Jose, CA"
     
11/28/16

Mr. Timothy Dawson            
 
- California Geological Society

 "Challenges in Surface Rupture Hazards Assessment:Insights from the 2014 Napa Earthquake"
     
12/5/16

Dr. Thomas Bristow           - NASA Ames

 "An Exploration of Ancient Habitable Environments on Mars"
     
12/12/16 Thesis Defense  

 

Speaker Series, Spring Semester 2016

Date

Speaker

Title

2/08/16

Dr. Thomas Gobel   
-
UC Santa Cruz  

"A problematic assessment of induced seismicity and injections operation in California and Oklahoma" 
     
2/15/16 Dr Maria-Teresa Ramirez-Herrera 

- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

"Long-term to short-term Vertical Deformation across the Forearc in the Central Mexican Subduction Zone"
     
2/22/16 Laurie Racca

- Department of Consumer Affairs: Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists 

"Geologist-In-Training Exam"
     
2/29/16 Dr. Stephen Self 

- UC Berkeley 

"Mt. Tambora bicentennial"
     
3/7/16 Dr. Jerome De Graff

- CSU Fresno

"The challenges of providing landslide information and emergency response"
     
3/14/16 Callie Sendak

- M.S. Thesis Defense 

 "Zircon Geochemical and Isotropic Constraints on the Evolution of the Mount Givens Pluton, Central Sierra Nevada Batholith"
     
3/21/16 None  "Spring Break"
     
4/4//16 Dr. Lisa White

- UC Berkeley

"Understanding Global Change: A new web resource from the University of California Museum of Paleontology" 
     
4/11/16 Eric Gottlieb
- Stanford University 
"Using xenocrystic zircons to probe the tectono-magnetic history of the deep crust in the hinterland of the North American Cordillera" 
     
4/18/16    Dr. Matthew Winnick

- Stanford University 

  Quantifying paleoclimate dynamics using isotopes in precipitation" 
     
4/25/16 TBA "TBA"
     
5/2/16 TBA "TBA"
     
5/9/16 TBA "TBA"