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, Spring Semester 2015

Date

Speaker

Title

1/26/15 Kim Blisniuk
-San Jose State University
"Quantifying active landscapes: A case study from the southern San Andreas fault system"
     
2/02/15 Diego Melgar
-Berkeley Seismology Lab
"Observing the seismic and tsunami source with geophysical data"
     
2/09/15 Rick Blakely
-United States Geological Survey
"Tectonic links between Cascadia’s backarc and forearc: Applying lessons from Christchurch, New Zealand, to the Pacific Northwest"
     
2/16/15 Bradley Erskine
-Kleinfelder
"Building a Dam Out of Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA)- Challenges and Solutions"
     
2/18/15 Nellie Rochon-Ellis
-SJSU Career Consultant
"How to Create an Effective Résumé and Craft a Cover Letter"
     
2/23/15 Jenny Suckale
-Stanford
"Slug or Plug: Why does Stromboli volcano erupt?"
     
3/02/15 Kristoffer Szilas
-Stanford
"Archean geochemistry of SW Greenland"
     
3/16/15 Tania Treis
-Panorama Environmental Services
"Geology and Hydrology in Land Use Policy"
     
3/30/15 Earl Hagstrom
-Sedgwick Law
"Industry Challenging County and Municipal Bans (of fracking) on Multiple Fronts"

     
4/06/15 Kaitlin Maguire
-UC Merced
"Pleistocene Vertebrate Fauna of Silicon Valley"
     
4/13/15 Anne Sanquini
-Stanford
"Accelerating the Mitigation of Natural Hazard Risk"
     
4/20/15 Ben Black
-UC Berkeley
"Methane rivers run through it: quantifying fluvial erosion on Titan"
     
4/27/15 Kayla Iacovino
-United States Geological Survey
"Evolution and degassing of alkaline magmas from two of the strangest places on Earth: Erebus, Antarctica and Paektu, North Korea"
     
4/29/15 Nina Abdollahian
-Master's Thesis Defense
""
     
5/04/15 Jennifer Pence
-Senior Thesis Defense
""
     
5/06/15 Mae Marcaida
-Master's Thesis Defense
""
     
5/11/15 Evan Enriquez
-Master's Thesis Defense
""
  Brittany Johnson
-Master's Thesis Defense
""
     
5/13/15 Anthony Lenci
-Master's Thesis Defense
""
     
5/20/15 Katie Bryant
-Master's Thesis Defense
""
     

 

Speaker Series, Fall Semester 2014

Date

Speaker

Title

9/15/14 Robert Miller
-San José State University
"Geology Field Camp 2014: Mapping, Fun, and the Mixing of Three Cultures"
     
9/22/14 Seth Burgess
-United States Geological Survey
"High-Precision Geochronology of Large Igneous Provinces and Mass Extinctions: Testing Coincidence and Assessing Causation"
     
9/29/14 Ryan Wood
-CDM Smith
"Fluvial Loading and Transport of Trace Mercury Along an Intermittent Stream in Central California: Sampling Approaches and Techniques"
     
10/06/14 Sonia Tikoo-Schantz
-Berkeley Geochronology Center
"Lunar Magnetism"
     
10/13/14 June Oberdorfer
-San José State University
"PCBs at Facebook Campus: Threat to San Francisco Bay?"
     
10/27/14 Nan Shostak
-San José State University
"Rumblings of the Past: Historical Earthquakes in the Bay Area"
     
11/03/14 Erin Shea
-University of California, Santa Barbara
"Diving Deep into the Plumbing of a Continental Magmatic Arc: A Romp Through the North Cascades"
     
11/10/14 Terry Blackburn
-University of California, Santa Cruz
"Sink to Survive: The Persistence of Ancient Mountain Belts Through Crustal Density Changes"
     
11/17/14 Andrew Cyr
-United States Geological Survey

"Chronologies of Fluvial and Alluvial Deposits in the Mojave Desert and What They Have to Say About Paleoclimate and the Distribution and Rates of Geomorphic Processes"

     
11/24/14 Phil Johnson
-Cotton, Shires, & Associates

"Structural, Stratigraphic, and Hydrologic Factors Controlling Gravel Quarry Slope Instability, Livermore Basin, California "
     
12/01/14 Thalia Aganos
-San José State University
"Nonductile Concrete Buildings: The Next Big Mitigation Challenge"
     
12/08/14 Sarah Overton
-Master's Thesis Defense
"The Generation of the Peach Spring Tuff Supereruption and the Evolution of the Southern Black Mountain Volcanic Center as Revealed by Hf and O Isotopes in Zircon"
  Jamie Johnson
-Master's Thesis Defense
"Structure, Construction, and Emplacement of Jurassic and Cretaceous Plutons in the Keiths Dome-Echo Lake Area, Southwest of Lake Tahoe, California"
     
12/10/14 Monika Leopold
-Master's Thesis Defense
"Structure, Construction, and Emplacement of the  Cretaceous Sonora Pass Intrusive Suite: Sierra Nevada Batholith, California"