Ask A Geologist Web Series

Photo of a Child Watching the first 'Ask A Geologist' Event

 

 

Below is a list of our past "Ask A Geologist" Events with their presentation slides, video recordings and educational activities. 


If you would like to see the list of upcoming events, check out our current "Ask A Geologist" Schedule.

 

 

Schedule of Past Events

Spring 2021 Events

Click on the presenters' names in red to see their presentation slides or click on the topics in red to see a video of the event!

 Date  Time  Geologist Title, Affiliation  Topic
Friday,
February 19
1:00 PM EST Chelsea Abegg Soils and Plant Technician,
Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Station
The Bugs & The Bees
Link to Activity
Friday,
March 12
1:00 PM EST Dr. Lucas Zoet Assistant Professor,
Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Glacial Landscapes
Link to Activity
Friday,
April 2
1:00 PM EST Dr. Robert Mayer Professor,
University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
Let's Restore Sand Dunes!
Link to Activity
Friday,
April 23
1:00 PM EST Dr. Elizabeth
Padilla Crespo
Distinguished Research Professor
Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla
Microbes:
The Unseen Majority
Link to Activity
Friday,
May 14
1:00 PM EST Dr. Rosana
Grafals Soto
Associate Professor
University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
Coastal Dunes
Link to Activity


Fall 2020 Events

Click on the presenters' names in red to see their presentation slides or click on the topics in red to see a video of the event!

 Date  Time  Geologist Title, Affiliation  Topic
Friday,
September 25
 1:00 PM EST Monica Norton  Staff Geologist,
Roux Associates, Inc.
Environmental Pollution of
our Soil, Water, and Air
Link to Activity
Friday,
October 9
 1:00 PM EST Dr. Sarah
Sheffield
Assistant Professor,
University of South Florida
Echinoderm Paleontology
Link to Activity
Friday,
October 23
 1:00 PM EST Nicole Conklin PhD Student at Antioch University New England
& Animal Keeper at Liberty Science Center
Misunderstood Sharks
Link to Activity
Friday,
November 6
 1:00 PM EST Dr. Tamie
Jovanelly
Associate Professor of Geology,
Berry College
Geologic Wonders
of Iceland
Link to Activity
Friday,
November 20
1:00 PM EST Dr. Ashutosh
Goel
Associate Professor,
Rutgers Materials Science & Engineering Department
Turning Nuclear
Waste into Glass
Link to Activity
Friday,
December 4
1:00 PM EST Sophia Hudzik Project Assistant
Montclair State University
Digging into Archaeology
Link to Activity
Friday,
December 18
1:00 PM EST Michael Monzon Masters Student, 
Rutgers Entomology Department
Bugs from the Crypt
(Archaeological Entomology)
Link to Activity


Spring 2020 Events

Click on the presenters' names in red to see their presentation slides or click on the topics in red to see a video of the event!

 Date  Time  Geologist Title, Affiliation  Topic
Friday,
March 20
 11:00 AM EST Ria Sarkar  Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Rocks and Minerals
Tuesday,
March 24
 2:00 PM EST Dr. Chris Lepre Assistant Teaching Professor,
Rutgers Earth & Planetary Sciences Dept.
Earth's Magnetic Field 
Thursday,
March 26
 2:00 PM EST Dr. Karen Bemis Assistant Research Professor,
Rutgers Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences
Hawaii's 2018 Kilauea Eruption
Tuesday,
March 31
 11:00 AM EST Aidan Taylor  Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Volcanoes
Thursday,
April 2
11:00 AM EST Dr. Rhonda Quinn Associate Professor of Anthropology, Seton Hall University Human Evolution
Tuesday,
April 7
2:00 PM EST Dr. Lauren Adamo Co-Director, Rutgers Geology Museum Geologic Cores
Link to Activity
Thursday,
April 9
2:00 PM
EST
Alissa Madera Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Rock Chemistry
Tuesday,
April 14
11:00 AM EST Chris Rowan Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Plate Tectonics
Link to Activity
Thursday,
April 16
11:00 AM EST Dr. Lauren Adamo Co-Director,
Rutgers Geology Museum
History of the
Geology Museum
Tuesday,
April 21
 2:00 PM EST Dr. Jake Setera  Postdoctoral Associate,
Cornell University
Age of Rock(s)
Link to Activity
Thursday,
April 23
11:00 AM EST Dr. Katherine Bermingham Assistant Professor,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Earth's Formation
Link to Activity
Tuesday,
April 28
11:00 AM EST Dr. Rob Sherrell Professor,
Rutgers Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences
Exploring Antarctica
on a Ship
Link to Activity
Thursday,
April 30
11:00 AM EST Melissa Boyd Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Geology & Paleontology
of Kenya
Link to Activity
Tuesday,
May 5
2:00 PM
EST
Dr. Carrie Ferraro Associate Director, Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience Initiative Co-Facilitator, Rutgers Raritan River Consortium Ocean Zones
Link to Activity
Thursday, May 7 11:00 AM EST Dr. Paulo Ruiz Cubillo Research Geologist, National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models of Costa Rica Landslides
Link to Activity
Tuesday, May 12 11:00 AM EST Evan Bjonnes Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Brown University Impact Cratering
Link to Activity
Thursday, 
May 14
11:00 AM EST Dr. Juliane Gross Associate Professor,
Rutgers Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
The Moon
Link to Activity
Tuesday, 
May 19
11:00 AM EST Dr. Ken Miller Distinguished Professor,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Sea Level Rise
Link to Activity
Thursday, May 21 11:00 AM EST Dr. Lynne Trabachino Associate Director,
Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Earth's Atmosphere
Link to Activity
Tuesday, May 26 2:00 PM EST Mark Yu Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Monsoons
Link to Activity
Thursday, May 28 2:00 PM EST Michael Sprague Graduate Student,
Loma Linda University
Pterosaurs
Link to Activity
Tuesday, June 2 2:00 PM EST Dr. Sonia Tikoo-Schantz Assistant Professor of Geophysics,
Stanford University
Meteorites
Link to Activity
Thursday, June 4 11:00 AM EST Dr. Masha Makarova Postdoctoral Fellow,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Reconstructing
Past Climate using Microfossils
Link to Activity
Tuesday, June 9 2:00 PM EST Kiersten Formoso Ph.D. Student, University of Southern California &
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Mosasaurs
Link to Activity
Thursday, June 11 11:00 AM EST Sasha Leidman Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Geography
Greenland Glaciology
Link to Activity
Tuesday, June 16 2:00 PM EST Dr. David Robinson Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Department of Geography 
& New Jersey State Climatologist
Role of Snow in Climate System
Link to Activity
Thursday, June 18 11:00 AM EST Ashlyn Spector Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Barrier Islands
Link to Activity
Tuesday, June 23 2:00 PM EST Christina Verhagen Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
The Impact that Killed the Dinosaurs
Link to Activity
Thursday, June 25 11:00 AM EST Kristina Hayek Naturalist Educator,
Westchester County Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation
Turtles
Link to Activity
Tuesday, June 30 2:00 PM EST Dr. Val Finlayson Postdoctoral Associate,
University of Maryland
Plumes & Plates
Link to Activity
Friday,
July 10
2:00 PM EST Dr. Don Monteverde Adjunct Professor,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Geologic Maps
Link to Activity
Friday,
July 24
11:00 AM EST Michael Monzon Masters Student,
Rutgers Entomology Department
Invertebrate Extinctions
Link to Activity

Events

Virtual Polar Late Night
03 Nov 2021 06:00PM - 07:30PM
Join us on Wednesday, November 3rd and travel to the the Poles, Earth's coldest places! This virt...
Ask A Geologist: Ocean Turbulence
18 Nov 2021 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Join us for a presentation by about ocean turbulence by Dr. Sally Warner, Assistant Professor of Cli...
Ask A Geologist: Water Sustainability
16 Dec 2021 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Join us for a presentation about water sustainability by Rutgers alumnus, Sean Stevenson, Natural Re...

Upcoming Events

Click on the link below to download a flyer with a list of our upcoming 2020 Events.