Seminars

Undergraduate Seminar

Department of Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Seminar Series

EVSC 4002  Tuesdays, 4pm , Clark 108
Please feel free to invite other students not in the course to attend as well.
Stephen A. Macko  (sam8f@virginia.edu) 924-6849,  Clark Hall 396
Thomas Smith (tms9a@virginia.edu) 924-3107


EVSC 4002 UNDERGRADUATE SEMINAR SERIES Spring 2019
Tuesdays, 4pm , Clark 108


January 15
Introduction

January 22
Environmental Career Resources
Ms. Christie Julien, Associate Director, University Career Services
University of Virginia

January 29
Acidification of Earth
Dr. Karen Rice, Research Scientist
United States Geological Survey

February 5
An Introduction to Machine Learning in Environmental Sciences
Dr. William Kearney, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

February 12
The Geology of Iceland
Mr. Björn Rúriksson, Geoscan Publishing, Inc
Selfoss, Iceland

February 19
Measuring ocean production using profiling floats
Dr. Bo Yang, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

February 26
Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging and Our Water and What to Do About it
Mr. Mark Garvey J.D, Senior Attorney, Office of Civil Enforcement
EPA Headquarters, Washington, DC

March 5
Synchrony Across Ecological Scales
Dr. Jonathan Walters, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

March 12
Spring Break

March 19
Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge
Virginia Festival of the Book, Virginia Foundation for Humanities
Susan Hand Shetterly, Writer in Residence
University of Maine, Orono

March 26
Antarctica: What can be learned from Dead Ice?
Dr. Lauren Simkins, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

April 2
Are We Running Out of Phosphorus?
Dr. Megan McGroddy, Research Scientist
NASA, Charlottesville, Virginia

April 9
A Free-Enterprise Solution to Climate Change
Honorable Robert Inglis J.D., Former Representative, U.S. House
4th Congressional District, South Carolina

April 16
The Glaciers of Iceland
Dr. Richard Williams, Senior Associate Scientist
Stefansson Arctic Institute, Akureyri, Iceland

April 23
Chasing Water
Dr. Brian Richter, President
Sustainable Water, Charlottesville, Virginia