About the Speaker Series

Earth Talks Speaker Series is hosted each semester by the Geoscience Department.

The series serves as a forum through which experts from academia, government and the private sector, as well as WSU students and faculty, share their experiences and research results with the WSU Geoscience community.

The series also provides a venue for discussions of professional, educational, and employment issues related to Geology, Natural Resources, Earth Science teaching, and other related disciplines.

Spring 2023 Events

Jan. 9
Geoscience Teaching Assistant Orientation
Geoscience Faculty and Staff, Winona State University
4pm - SLC 120
Jan. 23
NASA Mission Updates: Artemis, James Webb, and DART, Oh My!
Jennifer Anderson, Winona State University
4pm - SLC 120
Feb. 6
Pathways for Geologists in Public Service
Monica Dix, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
4pm - Zoom Webinar
Feb. 20
A Curious Job: Driving and Sciencing with an Aging Rover
Amy Snyder Hale, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4pm - Zoom Webinar
Feb. 27
Measuring the Buildup of the Elements throughout Cosmic Time Using Infrared Observations from Space
Cody Lamarche, Winona State University
4pm - SLC 120
March 20
Carbon Offsets and Private Forests: How Carbon Offset Markets Can Reach Private Forest Owners
David Ruff, The Nature Conservancy
4pm - SLC 120
April 3
Alumni Spotlight
Trey Jonas and Carlton Folz, Winona State University
4pm - SLC 120
April 17
A New Era in Venus Exploration
Nick Lang, NASA
4pm - Zoom Webinar
April 24
Geoscience Student Research Presentations
Geoscience Majors, Winona State University
4pm - SLC 120