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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. unless specifically noted and are free and open to the public.

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September 4

Dan Cornell, Art Teacher (retired), "Vietnam 40 Years Later: Same, Same, but Different." CBB-102.

September 11

John Dilles, Oregon State Univ., "Geology of the Butte Ore Deposit." NRB-128.

September 18

Millicent Firestone, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), "Soft, Biological, & Nanocomposite Materials Research at LANL." ELC 202.

September 25

George Crabtree, Argonne National Lab and University of Illinois at Chicago, "Energy: the Next Fifty Years." [Earlier that day, he will present a colloquium on A New Paradigm for Battery Research] ELC-202.

September 30

John Brittain, University of the District of Columbia School of Law, "Affirmative Action Endures Three Decades of Challenges: The Pursuit of Diversity on Campus." NRB 226.

October 2

Jon Roush, Roush-Chinn Consulting, LLC, "What’s Love Got to Do with It? Lessons from a Life in Conservation." CBB-102.

October 9

Julie Libarkin, Michigan State University, "Expert-novice differences in geologic field mapping and related cognition." NRB-128.

October 16

Montana Department of Transportation Biologists Deb Wambach and Joe Weigand, "Road Ecology: A Practitioner's Tale." CBB-102.

October 23

Robert A. Walker, Montana State University & MUS Materials Ph.D. Program, "Looking at Chemistry in Hard to See Places: Understanding Energy Conversion at 1400 Degrees F!" ELC-202.

October 30

Ron White, Montana Tech, "The Role of CAMP at Montana Tech and in Materials Research." ELC-202.

November 6

Keith Vertanen, Montana Tech 2014 Distinguished Research Awardee, "Eyes-Free Touchscreen Keyboard Typing." CBB-102.

November 13

Rodney Caldwell, USGS Helena, "Water Quality Issues in the Williston Basin." NRB-128.

November 20

George Williams, Montana Tech, "Acidic Head-Water Streams in the Judith Mountains, MT." CBB-102.

November 27

Thanksgiving, no lecture.

December 4

Amy Kuenzi, Montana Tech 2014 Lifetime Distinguished Research Awardee, "Mouse in the House: Deer Mouse and Sin Nombre Virus Dynamics in Montana." CBB-102.

December 11

Dick Gibson, Gibson Consulting, "Looking for Petroleum in Russia." NRB-128.

Sponsored by the School of Mines & Engineering; College of Letters, Sciences, & Professional Studies; Highlands College; Biology Department; Research Office; Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology; & Sigma Xi.