Past Open House Schedules

2019 Open House

Lecture Series

10 am to 11 am: "The Antarctic Search for Meteorites: Planetary Science at the Coldest Place on Earth”"

  • Dr. Juliane Gross, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

11:30 am to 12:30 pm: "Unraveling the Mysteries of Glacier Movement"

  • Dr. Lucas Zoet, Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison

2 pm to 3 pm: "Meltdown in the Arctic: A Perspective from the Greenland Ice Sheet"

  • Dr. Åsa Rennermalm, Department of Geography, Rutgers University

 

2018 Open House

Lecture Series

10:00 am to 11:00 am: "New Jersey Fisheries in a Global Context"

  • Dr. Olaf Jensen, Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

11:30 am to 12:30 pm: "Empire of the Apes: the recent discovery of an ape and human ancestor in Africa"

  • Dr. Isaiah Nengo, Turkana Basin Institute and Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: "The Appalachians and how they got that way: Structure and dynamics of eastern North America"

  • Presented by Dr. Maureen Long, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University

 

2017 Open House

Lecture Series

10:00 am to 11:00 am: “Volcanoes and Life”

  • Dr. James Webster, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History

11:30 am to 12:30 pm: “Dense Gas in Distant, Dusty Galaxies

  • Dr. Andrew Baker, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University

 

2016 Open House

Lecture Series

10:00 am to 11:00 am- "The Moon rocks: Lunar meteorites and the secrets they contain"

  • Dr. Juliane Gross, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

11:30 am to 12:30 pm- "From Plate Tectonics to Deep Earth Dynamics: A Seismological Journey Inside the Earth"

  • Dr. Caroline Beghein, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California
  • Link to talk slides.

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm- "The Sound and the Fury: Marine acoustic profiling to measure sea-level change amid environmental concerns"

  • Dr. Gregory Mountain, Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm- "Reconstructing the Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironment of the Turkana Basin, Kenya"

  • Dr. Catherine Beck, Assistant Professor, Geosciences Department, Hamilton College

 

2015 Open House

Lecture Series

pdf **Click here to download a transcript of the lectures presented on 1/31/15.** (328 KB)

10:00 am to 11:00 am- "A Dip in the Ocean: An Interactive Exploration of How the Ocean Impacts You and How You Impact the Ocean"

  • Janice McDonnell, Rutgers University, Marine Science Institute

11:30 am to 12:30 pm- "Extremophilic Environments and Microbial Diversity Within"

  • Dr. Ramaydalis Keddis, Kean University, Department of General Studies
  • Download a copy of Dr. Keddis' presentation pdf here (1.59 MB) .

***1:30 pm to 2:30 pm- "Earth's Cocktail Party: Deciphering the Physics of Earthquakes with Networks of Seismic Arrays"

  • Dr. Jean-Paul Ampuero, California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory

***3:00 pm to 4:00 pm- "The Art of the Geological Map"

  • Dr. Don Monteverde, New Jersey Geological and Water Survey and Rutgers University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Download a copy of Dr. Monteverde's presentation pdf here (15.34 MB) .

***This time slot has been changed since it's original publication.

 

 

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