Earth Science

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Chad Heinzel, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Science, will highlight the many ways UNI students have learned from the past, engaged in the present and building a promising future. The seminar will revisit recent Earth Science extended field trips, identify learning opportunities and investigate the developing careers of recent graduates.

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Free presentation of the award winning documentary "Switch - Discover the Future of Energy." This film is about the changing energy landscape. Coal, oil, gas and alternative energies are discussed on several different levels, including environmental and economic ramifications. This event is sponsored by the UNI Climate Movement, Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Earth Science Honor Society) and the Department of Earth Science.

 

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

James Walters, Department of Earth Science, will discuss his research on "Reconstructing Northeast Iowa's Periglacial Environment." 

 

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy viewing the night sky from the warmth and comfort of the Earth Science Department's Planetarium. Learn about the objects visible in the night sky and upcoming sky events. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and last about 30 minutes.

 

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dr. Kenneth Ridgway, Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science at Purdue University, will discuss the connection between earth science and communities. Such a connection seems obvious to most scientists but is much less clear to most communities.

 

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Enjoy viewing the night sky from the warmth and comfort of the Earth Science Department's Planetarium. Learn about the objects visible in the night sky and upcoming sky events. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and last about 30 minutes.

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Enjoy viewing the night sky from the warmth and comfort of the Earth Science Department's Planetarium. Learn about the objects visible in the night sky and upcoming sky events. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and last about 30 minutes.

 

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Timothy Logan, University of North Dakota, will speak on "Applications of an Aerosol Classification Method to the Study of Aerosol Variability and the Aerosol Indirect Effect."

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the evening sky from the UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall. Meet near the polar bear outside of room 137 before 9 p.m. to be escorted to the roof. The event goes forward regardless of the weather.

 

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dr. Xinhua Shen, Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainabilty, Prairie View A&M University, Texas, will present her research on "Characterization of Air Quality in Houston Based on Observations and Model Simulations."