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. All lectures begin at 4 p.m. Thursdays (unless otherwise noted) and are free and open to the public.


Spring 2019

January 10, 2019

Earth Deformation caused by Surface Mass Loading

Hilary Martens, University of Montana
4:00 pm
Natural Resources Building, room 128 

January 17, 2019

Arctic Grayling and River Conservation

Jim Olsen, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Chemistry and Biology Building, room 102

January 24, 2019

Evolving Chemistry of Berkeley Pit Water

Hsing Huang, Metallurgy (Retired), 2018 Lifetime Distinguished Researcher
Natural Resources Building, room 128 

January 31, 2019

Perceptions of Career & Technical Education in Montana: A Survey of Millennials and Generation X

Bill Ryan, Highlands College, 2018 Distinguished Researcher
Chemistry and Biology Building, room 102

WEDNESDAY, February 6, 2019

Narrative Storytelling for Suicide Prevention: An Example from the Montana Let’s Talk Campaign

Sarah Keller, MSU-Billings
6pm Café Scientifique: 6 pm café, 6:30pm talk, Copper Lounge SUB

February 14, 2019 (double header)

Fighting Males: The Role of Dual Double-Header Transmission & Cell Sex in Promoting Aggression

Sarah J. Certel, University of Montana
Chemistry and Biology Building, room 102, 4 pm

February 14, 2019 (double header)

Key Findings from the Montana Climate Assessment

Cathy Whitlock, Montana State University
Natural Resources Building, room 128 , 4 pm

February 21, 2019

Rocks, Hot Water, Microbes, and More: Diving to Sea Floor Hot Springs

Alysia Cox, Chemistry & Geochemistry
Chemistry and Biology Building, room 102

February 28, 2019

Geobiological Feedbacks and the Evolution of Thermoacidophiles

Eric Boyd, Montana State University
Chemistry and Biology Building, room 102

March 7, 2019

The Exploratorium at 50

Rob Semper, Exploratorium
Chemistry and Biology Building, room 101

March 14, 2019

An Ore Deposit Geology Perspective for Revisiting the Lamprophyres of the Montana Alkaline Province

John Ridley, Colorado State University
Natural Resources Building, room 128 

March 21 Spring Break No Lecture.

March 28, 2019

A Big Year in Montana. Go Bird Montana

Gary Swant, GoBird Montana
Chemistry and Biology Building, room 102

April 4, 2019

Now We Can See Atoms and Then What? The Future of Electron Microscopy

Miguel Jose Yacaman, University of Texas at San Antonio
Chemistry and Biology Building, room 102

April 11, 2019

How Earthquake Faults Shift Gears

Abhijit Ghosh, GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Speaker
Natural Resources Building, room 128 

April 18, 2019

Parthenogenesis, Evolution, and Herpes

Matt Taylor, Montana State University
Chemistry and Biology Building, room 102

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019

Nonlinear Electronic Circuits

Robert Tchitnga, University of Dschang  Cameroon
Chemistry and Biology Building, room 102

April 25, 2019

TechXpo

Come see student projects on display.
HPER

May 2, 2019

Volcanism and Tectonism of the High Lava Plains, Southern Oregon: In the Wake of the Yellowstone Hotspot

Anita Grunder, Oregon State University
TBD