Seminars, Workshops, and Meetings


GGE Seminars 2021-2022


Announcements for each talk are emailed to the South Dakota Mines campus community. 
If you are off campus, please subscribe to GGE_SEMINAR-L to get announcements and updates. 

Joining seminars online 

  1. Please run the Zoom meeting test a day or two before the meeting.
  2. The day of the seminar click here and enter password: GGE

Seminar committee: Kurt Katzenstein ( ), Gokce Ustunisik ( )
Web meeting support contact: Curtis Price ( )

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Date Location Speaker (* - online) Organization Title Host
Aug-27 PRL  South Dakota Mines GGE
 GGE Fall Kickoff Social Katzenstein
Sep-03 No Seminar *** Labor Day / GGE Yellowstone field trip
Sep-10 CB 204E Dr. Lydia Tachket North Dakota State Univ Paleoecology, sedimentology Ustunisik
Sep-17 CB 204E Dr. Caitlin Livsey*
Northland College Arctic paleoceanography: Unraveling the controls on planktic foraminiferal geochemistry to better understand how the Arctic Ocean responds to climate perturbations
Sep-24 No Seminar *** M-Day
CB 204E Dr. Maryjo Brounce* Univ of Calif. Riverside  Subduction zone, Ocean Island or Lunar Redox
Oct-08 No Seminar *** Native American Day
Oct-15 CB 204E
Dr. Carter Kerk  SDSMT  Tiospaye Program Ustunisik 
Oct-22 CB 204E Dr. Roger Johnson SDSMT A Conversation about Nothing
CB 204E
Dr. Scott Tyler* Univ of Nevada, Reno
Antarctic Sea Ice Melting Katzenstein
Nov-05 No Seminar *** Veterans Day
Nov-12 CB 204E Dr. Warren Day U.S. Geological Survey Critical Minerals Ustunisik
Nov-19 CB 204E Dr. Madeline Marshall Albion College Tales from two shell beds: The role of sedimentation regime in the preservation of high-productivity skeletal concentrations
Nov-26 No Seminar *** Thanksgiving holiday
Dec-03 PRL GEOL 464 students SDSMT Geology Senior Research Proposals (Poster Session) (3:00-5:00 pm) Anderson 

Semester break
 Jan-21 CB 204E Dr. Rachel Benton & Friends SDSMT (NPS-ret.)   NPS Fossil Preservation work @ PRL  Katzenstein
 Jan-28CB 204E Dr. Richard Briggs*U.S. Geological Survey TBA Katzenstein
 Feb-4CB 204E Dr. Chong Ma*Laurentian University TBA Katzenstein
 Feb-11No Seminar *** President's Day     
 Feb-18CB 204E Dr. David Mogk*Montana State Univ Geoethics and Professionalism

Grad Brownbags

TBD Coordinated by GGE Graduate Representatives. Information will be added as seminars are arranged.

Contact: Dr. Liangping Li ( )

GIS Workshops

Professional GIS Workshops are offered twice a year (December/January and May/June)

Intro to GIS I and II; Switching To Pro; GIS Field Data Collection

Workshop website and registration

GEOE/GEOL/PALE Advisory Board Meetings

Next meeting: Saturday, March 26, 2022