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 For updates on the latest happenings, follow the Geology Club at San José State University on Facebook at


Speaker Series, Spring February 2016





Dr. Thomas Goebel
UC Santa Cruz

“A probabilistic assessment of induced seismicity and injection operations in California and Oklahoma: Implications for crustal stress distributions.”

Dr. Maria-Teresa Ramírez-Herrera
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México   

“Long - to Short-term Vertical Deformation across
the Forearc in the Central Mexican Subduction zone.”

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 during an emergency response.”

Callie Sendek
- Ms Thesis Defence - SJSU

"Zircon Geochemical and Isotopic Containts on the Evolution of the Mount Givens Pluto, Central Sierra Nevada Batholith."
3/21/16 None  
4/4/16 Dr. Lisa White
UC Berkeley
"Understanding Global Change: A newweb resource from the University of California Museum of Paleontology."

Eric Gottlieb                                          
- Stanford University                                                 

“Using xenocrystic zircons to probe the tectono-magmatic 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  
5/2/16 TBA  
5/9/16 TBA  


Speaker Series, Fall Semester 2015





9/14/15 Hari Mix
-Santa Clara University
"The Linked Evolution of Climate and Topography in the Sierra Nevada"

Andrea Llenos
-United States Geological Survey

"Assessing Earthquake Hazards in the Anthropocene: Induced Seismicity in the Central and Eastern US"
10/5/15 Anne Sanquini
"The Nepal Earthquake: Eyewitness Account & Research Update"
10/12/15 Yihe Huang
"Detecting small induced earthquakes and their source properties."
10/19/15 Emily Brodsky
-University of California, Santa Cruz
"How to Create an Effective Résumé and Craft a Cover Letter"
10/26/15 Emily Montgomery-Brown
-United States Geological Survey
"Deformation of Kilauea Volcano: Slow Slip Events and Periodic Dike Intrusions."
11/2/15 Leslie Gordon
-United States Geological Survey
"Communicating about Science with the Media"
11/9/15 Jennifer Fehrenbacher
-University of California, Davis
11/16/15 Emily Rivest
-University of California, Davis
11/23/15 Eileen Evans
-United States Geological Survey
11/30/15 Mr. Dan Ibarra