Department of Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Seminar Series

EVSC 4002  Tuesdays, 4 pm, Please "arrive" early
Zoom Link Here
Please feel free to invite other students not in the course to attend as well.
Stephen A. Macko  ( 924-6849,  Clark Hall 396


August 24
Organizational Day

August 31
"Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UVa's Blandy Experimental Farm"
Dr. David Carr, Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
Director Blandy Environmental Farm
September 7
"Severe Weather in Virginia"
Mr. Travis Koshoko, Chief Meteorologist
CBS Channel 19
Charlottesville, VA
September 14
"A Career Path from Studying Bat Mortalities and Wind Power to Deploying Smart Electrical Grid Technologies"
Ms. Bridget Wandelt, Manager
West Monroe Management Consulting
New York, NY
September 21
"Light at the End of the Tunnel: Challenge and Success in the Anacostia River Restoration"
Dr. Stephen MacAvoy, Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Environmental Sciences, American University
Washington, D.C.
September 28
"Geology of Glacier National Park, Montana"
Mr. Callan Bentley, Assistant Professor of Geology
Piedmont Community College
Charlottesville, VA
October 5
"The Uncertainties of Environmental Consulting"
Dr. Remy Hennet, Senior Principal
SS Papadopulos and Associates
Bethesda, MD
October 12
Reading Days
October 19
"Pursuing a Better Understanding of Mars with the Mars 2020 Mission"
Dr. Michael Tuite, Research Manager
Astrobiogeochemistry Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA, California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, VA
October 26
"Disposal of Radioactive Wastes in Deep Geological Repositories"
Dr. Tom Peake, Director
Center for Waste Management and Regulations
Radiation Protection Division
Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, D.C.
November 2
"Chicken Waste Contamination of Groundwater and Coastal Waters"
Dr. Keir Soderberg, Senior Geochemist
SSPA Consultants
Bethesda, MD
November 9
"Beyond the Farmer's Almanac"
Mr. Jim Duncan, Meteorologist
NBC Channel 12
Richmond, VA
November 16
"A Trip Across the Arctic Ocean to the North Pole"
Dr. Erwin Bohmfalk, Chair Emeritus
The Wildlife Center
Waynesboro, VA
November 23

Thanksgiving Recess

November 30
"Advancing our Understanding of the Environmental through Graduate Study and Public Service"
Graduate Students
Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Department of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., via Zoom or In-person
For questions and login information contact Kathleen Schiro (

Fall 2021

August 26 | Virtual
Katharine Mach, University of Miami
"Climate risks and adaptations: integrating knowledge, making it actionable"

September 2 | Virtual
Francina Dominguez, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

September 9 | In-person
Shuhai Xiao, Virginia Tech
September 16 | In-person
Amy Hansen, University of Kansas
"Fluvial wetlands improve surface water quality in agricultural landscapes"
September 23 | In-person
Leo Zulu, Michigan State University
September 30 | In-person
Heather Throop, Arizona State University
October 7 | In-person
Xi Yang, University of Virginia
October 14 | Virtual
Sally Pusede, University of Virginia

October 21 | In-person
Jacob Seeley, Harvard University

October 28 | In-person
Jonathan Martin, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Florida

November 4 | In-person
Rafael O. Tinoco, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

November 11 | Virtual
Brad Rosenheim, University of South Florida

November 18 | In-person
Piyush Garg, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

November 25
Thanksgiving - NO SEMINAR

December 2 | Virtual
Rachel Licker, Union of Concerned Scientists