Events in the Department of Earth Sciences


The Department of Earth Sciences sponsors a number of regularly scheduled events that are open to the public. These include weekly departmental seminars and discussion groups as well as larger symposia engaging a much broader audience. Schedules for these events can be found on this website.

Our weekly colloquium, the K. Douglas Nelson Lecture Series, features scientific talks by outstanding invited investigators from all over the world. The talks are generally less than one hour in length at 4:00 PM Thursday afternoons.

WAGGS, the Waggoner, Geology Graduate Student Seminar, is as weekly seminar organized and presented by the Earth Sciences Graduate Students. Students report on their recent or ongoing research projects and receive feedback from their fellow students and faculty.

AWSOME Rad is a lively, discussion group of students and faculty focusing on a different recent publication weekly. Publications are posted in advance and range across all of the Earth Sciences.

Each spring, the Earth Sciences Graduate Students organize and sponsor the Central New York Earth Science Student Symposium. This event features keynote talks by distinguished invited speakers, poster presentations of student research, and opportunities to interact with faculty and industry representatives. Students and faculty from across Central NY participate in this event.