Public Lecture Series

The Montana Tech Public Lecture Series

The Montana Tech Public Lecture Series brings speakers from a wide variety of disciplines to our campus. Spring 2022 lectures are planned to be remote, using the Zoom platform, unless otherwise noted. All lectures begin at 4 p.m. (mountain time) Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) and are free and open to the public.

Contact Susie Anderson at or 406-496-4311.

Spring 2022

Please watch our campus calendar weekly for upcoming presentations, Zoom links, and schedule changes.

4:00 pm each Wednesday

All are welcome by Zoom, unless otherwise noted.

January 12:      Eric S. Peterson, PhD, ESP Research, Inc.
                          Rare Earth Elements: Supply Chains, Separations, and Opportunities    
                          Host:  Courtney Young

January 19:       Amy Sacry, Geum Environmental
                           Upper Clark Fork River Floodplain Ecology and Response to Restoration & Remediation
                           Host:  Robert Pal

January 26:       Sarah Milkovich & Kim Steadman, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
                           Perseverance Rover’s Early Adventures in Jezero Crater, Mars
                           Host:  Madeline Gotkowitz and Jim Berglund

February 2:       Elizabeth Bach, The Nature Conservancy in Illinois 
                          Restoring Soil Habitats to Rebuild Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 
                          Host:  Robert Pal 

February 9:       Tiffany Thomas, PhD, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
                           Practical Application of Academic Studies in Site Investigations, Remediations, and Litigations
                            Host:  Alysia Cox

February 16:     Lloyd Queen, University of Montana
                           Evolution of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Fire
                           Host:  Xiaobing Zhou

February 23:     Jim Ford, Natural Resource Damage Program
                           Parrot Tailings Waste Removal Project 
                           Host:  Robert Pal

March 2:          Leanne Gilbertson, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
                          Materials Chemistry to Manipulate Antimicrobial Activity of Carbon Materials
                          Host:  Alysia Cox

March 9:           Robin Bullock, Montana Tech
                          CERA Vision and its Mission to Faculty
                          Host: Angela Lueking

March 16:         No Lecture - Spring Break

March 23:         Cathy Whitlock, PhD, Montana State University
                           Past, Present and Future Climate Change in the Greater Yellowstone Region
Host:  Angela Lueking

March 30:         Joe Shaw, PhD, Montana State University (Zoom)
                           UAS/Remote Sensing-related Research
                           Host:  Xiaobing Zhou

April 6:              Jack Skinner, PhD, Montana Tech
                           Nanotechnology:  History and Future
                           Host:  Ron White

April 13:           John Metesh - The Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology
                         Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology:  What it is and What it Does
                         Host:  Ron White

April 20:           Marek Locmelis – Missouri University of Science & Technology (IN PERSON)
                         Title - TBA
                         Host:  Angela Lueking

April 27:           Madison Myers & Natali Kragh, Montana State University
                         Updating the Geologic Map of Yellowstone
                         Host:  Madeline Gotkowitz and Jim Berglund