The Geology and Astronomy Department at West Chester Universtiy frequnetly hosts speakers from national lecture series. The talks are open to the public and take place on Wednesdaysfrom 4-5pm in Merion Science Center Room 113. The schedule of speakers for the fall 2014 semester is posted 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 Title
Aug. 27, 2014 N/A Introduction to seminar
Sept. 3, 2014

Dr. Jessica Pilarczyk

Rutgers University

"Overwash Deposits:  Gaining Insight into the Recurrence of the Largest Storms and Tsunamis"
Sept. 10, 2014 WCU Geology & Astronomy Students Presentations from summer intership and research experiences
Sept. 17, 2014

Mr. James Rumbaugh

Environmental Simulations, Inc.

"The Role of Groundwater Modeling in Water Resource Projects"
Sept. 24, 2014

Dr. Bethany Ehlmann

California Institute of Technology

"Roving Mars with Curiosity: Geochemistry and Minerology at Gale Crater"
Oct. 1, 2014

Ms. Valerie Smith

Schlumberger, Inc.

"Applied Geophyics in the Petroleum Industry"
Oct. 8, 2014 WCU Geology & Astronomy faculty Advising workshop
Oct. 15, 2014 WCU Geology & Astronomy students International field studies and student presentations
Oct. 22, 2014

Mr. Richard Schmidt

Upper Dublin High School

"Earth and Space Sciene Education at Upper Dublin High School"
Oct. 29, 2014

Dr. Heather Wholey

West Chester University

Department of Anthropology & Sociology

"Archeology in the Gordon Natural Area"
Nov. 5, 2014

Mr. Ron Sloto

U.S. Geological Survey

"Methane Occurrence in Baseline Groundwater Sample in Areas Underlain by the Marcellus Shale, Sullivan and Wayne Counties"

Nov. 12, 2014

Dr. Robert Thornton

West Chester University

Department of Physics

"Charting the History of the Universe with the ACT Telescope"
Nov., 19, 2014

Alan Cope

National Weather Service

"Significant Weather Events Affecting the Northeast U.S."
Nov. 26, 2014 N/A Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3, 2014 N/A ACAT Exam and Survey