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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.


September 3

Kelly Holley-Bockelman, Vanderbilt, Building the Black Hole in Our Own Backyard, ELC-202.

September 10

Xianwei Wang, Sun Yat-Sen University, China, The Trend and Dominant Causes of Water Resource Challenges in Central Asia, NRB 128

September 17

Amanda Byer, Montana State University, Radical SAM Chemistry - What Happens After Radical Generation?, CBB-102.

September 24

Dave Pearson, Idaho State University, Building Mountains in Old Continental Crust: Central Andes vs the Northern Rockies, Mineral Museum.

September 30

Special MiniSymposium on Energy with Tsinghua University.

October 1

James Kaste, College of William and Mary, Cosmogenic 22Na as a New Chronological Tool for Hydrologic Problems, Mineral Museum.

October 6

Karl Rink, Identification of Non-Hermetic Energetic Devices Using Krypton 85 Radioisotope Methodology: An Appraisal of Some Common Design Problems, ELC-202.

October 8

Burt Todd, Petroleum Engineering, Montana Tech, Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential from Elm Coulee Field: Social and Technical Implications, NRB-128.

October 15

Fran Barg, University of Pennsylvania, Engaging Communities to Advance Environmental Health Research, Café Scientifique, Mining City Center (Café at 6 p.m., lecture at 6:30 p.m.).

October 22

Janet Willhaus, Boise State University, Joining Forces: Learning about Veterans Using Health Care Simulation Techniques, CBB-101.

October 29

Marilyn Besich, Great Falls College, Small Business Entrepreneurship in Montana, ELC-202.

November 5

Waleed Al Rawashdeh, Mathematical Sciences Department, Montana Tech and 2015 Distinguished Researcher, Weighted Composition Operators on Weighted Hardy and Bergman Spaces, CBB 102.

November 12

Tim LeCain, Montana State University, Death in Butte’s Berkeley Pit: What 342 Dead Snow Geese Tell us about the Nature of Humans, Copper Lounge.

November 19

Michael Schwartz, U.S. Forest Service, Wildlife and Conservation Genetics, CBB-102.

December 3

Marc LeVier, 2015 Honorary Doctorate Recipient, Montana Tech, & K. Marc LeVier & Associates, Critical Elements and Critical Materials—What is So Critical?, Mineral Museum.

December 10


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.