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The   Montana   Tech   Public   Lecture   Series

The Montana Tech Public Lecture Series brings speakers from a wide variety of disciplines to our campus. All lectures begin at 4 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

FALL 2016

August 25

Greg Hope, Griffith University, Australia Molecules, Minerals, & Metals: A Story of Resonance Revealed by Raman Spectroscopy, ELC-202.

September 1

Elyse Lovell, Highlands College and Distinguished Researcher 2016, People Around Me are Getting Older: Engaging Undergraduates in Gerontological Research, CBB-102.

September 8

Alysia Cox, Chemistry & Geochemistry, Environmental Dynamics in Geobiochemical Engineering: From Supervolcanoes to Silver Bow Creek, Mineral Museum.

September 15

Kate Davis, Raptors of the Rockies, Raptor Rehabilitation, Library Auditorium.

September 22

Scott Boroughs, Washington State University, New Insights into Melting and Volcanism in the Central Snake River Plain Volcanic Province, Mineral Museum.

September 29

DJ Kast, University of Southern California, USC’s K-12 STEM Community Outreach for Low-Income and Underrepresented Minority Students; 4:00 pm.

September 29

W. Martin Kast, USC, Everything You Wanted to Know about HPV; but Were Afraid to Ask, Mining City Center, Café Scientifique: 6 pm café, 6:30pm talk.

October 6

Jim O'Connor, USGS and Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, The Great Missoula Floods of the Last Ice Age, CBB 101.

October 13

Shemin Ge , Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer, University of Colorado-Boulder, Fluid Induced Earthquakes: Insights from Hydrogeology and Poro-mechanics, Mineral Museum.

October 18

Jack Horner, Presidential Scholar, Chapman University, Dinosaur Accoutrements; why dinosaurs sported horns, spikes, shields, domes, and other paraphernalia on their heads and bodies,  Library Auditorium.

October 20

Charles F. Stevens, Salk Institute, Why Chris Davis is Better at Hitting Home Runs than I am (how all brains are the same and how they are all different), Mining City Center. Café Scientifique: 6 pm café, 6:30pm talk.

October 27

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Writing Science for Young Readers, CBB-102.

November 3

Ethan Sproat, Utah Valley University, Beyond Functionality: Re-Engineering Technical Communication, CBB-102.

November 10

Mary Southerland, MBMG, Model This! The How’s, Why’s, and Which’s of modeling in Groundwater Science, Mineral Museum.

November 17

Michelle Flenniken, Montana State University, Molecular Mechanisms, Underlying Host-Pathogen Interactions, and Honey Bees, CBB-102.

November 24   

Thanksgiving: no speaker.

December 1

Sweeney Windchief, Montana State University, An Indigenous Mentoring Program (IMP): A Goal of the PNW COSMOS Alliance, ELC-202.