Earth Science & Society Spring 2024 Seminar Series - Environmental Quality: air, water, soil

Earth Science and Society Spring Seminar Series Information

Public lectures: Fridays 12:30-1:30 pm in Tracy Hall Science Center Room 217 (campus map)

Student workshops + discussion follows the lectures: 1:30-2:20 pm

Students: Get credit by registering for GEO 4990 (SUS) CRN 32068, 2 credits

Seminar Series Schedule

Speakers and topics will be posted as they are confirmed, and are subject to change due to cancellations or other rescheduling needs.

Date Speaker & Affiliation Topic or Title Flyers
Jan 12 Dr. Carie Frantz Dr. Carie Frantz
Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Weber State University

Series introduction:
Earth Science and Society

Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Jan 12 - Frantz - Series Intro Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Jan 12 2024 12:30 pm TY 217 - Frantz - Series Intro
Theme I: Air Quality
Jan 19 Eric Michaels Eric Michaels LEHS, MS
Environmental Health Supervisor, Air Quality
Salt Lake County Health Department

Wasatch Front air quality challenges and successes - A mobile source perspective

Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Jan 19 - Michaels - Wasatch Front Air Quality Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Jan 19 - Michaels - Wasatch Front Air Quality
Jan 26 Dr. Demetrios Pagonis Dr. Demetrios Pagonis
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Weber State University
Air quality chemistry of the Wasatch Front Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Jan 26 - Pagonis - Air Quality Chemistry of the Wasatch Front Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Jan 26 - Pagonis - Air Quality Chemistry of the Wasatch Front
Feb 2 Dr. Maria Groves Dr. Mariangelica Groves
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability
Weber State University

Greenhouse gases and society - Too much of a good thing
Video

Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Feb 2 - Groves - Fossil Fuels Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Feb 2 - Groves - Fossil Fuels
Feb 9 Dr. Kerry Kelly Dr. Kerry Kelly
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
University of Utah
Using low-cost sensors to understand neighborhood-scale differences in outdoor and indoor air quality Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Feb 9 - Kelly - Low-cost sensors for measuring air quality Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Feb 9 - Kelly - Low-cost sensors for measuring air quality
Theme II: Water quality
Feb 16 Dr. Caty Tems

Dr. Caitlin Tems
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Enviornmental Sciences
Weber State University

Winter deicing materials and water quality in northern Utah Earth Science & Society Seminar 2024 - Dr. Caitlin Tems - Winter Deicing & Water Quality Earth Science & Society Seminar 2024 - Dr. Caitlin Tems - Winter Deicing & Water Quality
Feb 23 Dr. Carie Frantz Dr. Carie Frantz
Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Weber State University

Great Salt Lake: status and issues

Earth Science & Society Seminar Series 2024 - Feb 23 - Dr. Carie Frantz - Great Salt Lake Earth Science & Society Seminar Series 2024 - Feb 23 - Dr. Carie Frantz - Great Salt Lake
Mar 1 Leia Larsen Leia Larsen
Water and Land Use Reporter
The Salt Lake Tribune

Water policy and environmental misinformation: a reporter's perspective

New time and location:
Friday Mar 1, 10:30-11:30 am
Lindquist Hall LH 174
Hosted by Dr. Carla Trentelman's Environmental Sociology Class

Earth Science & Society Seminar Series 2024 - Mar 1 - Leia Larsen - Environmental Reporting Earth Science & Society Seminar Series 2024 - Mar 1 - Leia Larsen - Environmental Reporting
Mar 1 Becka Downard Becka Downard
Wetland Ecologist
Groundwater and Wetlands Program
Utah Geological Survey
Also on Mar 1, 12:30 pm, TY 217
Wetland water quality: How can we measure the quality of water when it isn't always there?
Earth Science & Society Seminar - Mar 1 12:30 TY 217 - Becka Downard - Wetland Water Quality Earth Science & Society Seminar - Mar 1 12:30 TY 217 - Becka Downard - Wetland Water Quality
Mar 8   Spring break (no seminar)    
Theme III: Soil quality
Mar 15 Paul Peronard Paul Peronard
On-Scene Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Ogden Swift Building Superfund Site Cleanup Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Mar 15 2024 12:30 pm TY 217 - Peronard - Ogden Swift Building Superfund Cleanup Earth Science & Society Seminar Series - Mar 15 2024 12:30 pm TY 217 - Peronard - Ogden Swift Building Superfund Cleanup
Mar 21-22 Intermountain Sustainability Summit

Intermountain Sustainability Summit
2024 Conference

Various talks and workshops
see https://www.weber.edu/issummit

   
Mar 29 Dr. Grant Cardon Dr. Grant Cardon
Professor, Plants, Soils, and Climate Department
Extension Soils Specialist
Utah State University
Soil quality and agriculture    
Apr 5 Dr. Bridget Hilbig

Dr. Bridget Hilbig
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Botany and Plant Ecology
Weber State University

Soil, forest fires, and climate    
Student Policy Presentations
Apr 12   Student Presentations I Environmental policy summaries    
Apr 19   Student Presentations II Environmental policy summaries    

  Past seminar series schedules: 20232022202120202019