Upcoming Webinars in Science and Discovery

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Past Webinars in Science and Discovery

Exploring a Career in the Minerals Industry

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Terry Briggs, General Manager and Elaine Lord, Intern

The Geological Society of America (GSA), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and the Society of Economic Geology will be hosting a webinar entitled Exploring a Career in the Minerals Industry.  This webinar will feature two presenters from Newmont Goldcorp who will provide perspectives of a senior project manager and a student near graduation on what a geologist does in this important sector and what it takes to work within this industry.

Climate Extremes in Present and Future: How Can We Avoid the Worst?

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 11am–12pm ET

Sonia I. Seneviratne

Dr. Sonia I. Seneviratne will discuss climate extremes in the present and the future and how we can avoid the worst. Dr. Seneviratne is a Professor at the Institute for Atmosphere and Climate Science at ETH Zürich and was elected an AGU Fellow in 2013.
arid climate with tree and clouds

Drought and Water Security in the West: Highlighting the Roles of Scientists in the 21st century

Thursday, 9 May 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Jonathan Overpeck

Dr. Jonathan Overpeck will discuss drought and water security in the West, highlighting the roles of scientists in the 21st century. Dr. Overpeck is a Samuel A. Graham Dean and William B. Stapp Collegiate Professor of Environmental Education School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan. He was elected an AGU Fellow in 2015.

Exploring a Career in the Environmental Industry

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Brandy Barnes

Brandy Barnes will provide students and early career professionals with insights on preparing for a career in the environmental industries. This webinar is being jointly hosted by  the American Geosciences Institute, AGU, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and the Geological Society of America.  Please click here if you registered for the webinar and would like to watch the recording.

Dissecting Jurassic Park's Dinos

Thursday, 21 June 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Ryan Haupt, Paleontologist & Research Fellow at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Pack your bags, because we’re heading to Isla Nublar to see some real life dinosaurs! At least, that’s what they’d have you believe. Join paleontologist Ryan Haupt in a ‘scientific’ breakdown of what the Jurassic Park movies get right and what they get wrong about everyone’s favorite Mesozoic marvels!

The Carbon Footprint of Superheroes: What Caped Crusaders Teach Us about Ourselves

Thursday, 31 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Miles Traer, "Pop-Scientist at Large"

Our carbon footprint is one the most important and poorly understood numbers to clarify our contributions to climate change. If you told me that my annual carbon footprint was around 44,000 lbs of carbon dioxide, would that be good? Bad? To better understand these vital numbers and see what all goes into a carbon footprint, I calculated the carbon emissions of nine popular superheroes, each of whom reflects an aspect of our very human behaviors. We still need our heroes to help save the world, but now, by looking at their behaviors and being aware of our own behaviors, we can all be superheroes, too.

Geology and Game of Thrones, Part 2

Thursday, 3 August 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Preston Jacobs, Rereading Fire, Rethinking Ice

Special guest Preston Jacobs of Rereading Ice, Rethinking Fire will explore how geology has impacted events in the Game of Thrones series.

Geology and Game of Thrones, Part 1

Thursday, 27 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Miles Traer

Special guest Miles Traer will discuss his "A Geologic Map of Game of Thrones" and talk about how pop culture can be an effective vehicle to communicate your science.