Public Lecture Series

The Montana Tech Public Lecture Series

The Montana Tech Public Lecture Series brings speakers from a wide variety of disciplines to our campus. All lectures begin at 4 p.m. Thursdays (unless listed otherwise) and are free and open to the public


Fall 2018


August 23

Alberto Tiraferri, Turin Polytechnic, Membrane-Based Processes for Improved Water Management: Two Case Studies, ELC 202

August 30

Sarjubhai Patel, University of Montana, Tackling Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), in Montana, Copper Lounge; Café Scientifique: 6 pm café, 6:30pm talk

September 6

Lloyd Gavin, California State University-Sacramento, Let Us Reflect on Your Invaluable Gift, CBB-102

September 13

Madeline Gotkewitz, MBMG Research Division Chief, Use of Borehole Geophysics to Assess Fracture Connectivity and Hydraulic Gradients, NRB-128

September 20

Thomas Woolfe, Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, Aquatic Invasive Species: Biology, Social, and Political Challenges, CBB-102

Friday, September 21

Wend Werner, University of Muenster, Germany, Voting, Ranking, and the Curl, CBB-102, 4:00 p.m.

September 27

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Oxford University, Women in (Astro)physics—a UK Perspective, TBD

October 4

Roberta Amendola, Montana State University, Material Degradation and Durability in Extreme Environments, ELC-202

October 11

Robb Moss, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Seismic induced flow failures of mine tailings including a failure case history from Chile, NRB-128

Friday, October 12

Diane Grayson, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, Enabling Underprepared Students to Succeed in STEM Majors, ELC-202, 12:00 noon

Thursday, October 18

Suzanne McDermott, University of South Carolina, Population-based Analyses of Health Risks Associated with Residence in Montana Past and Present Mining Communities, Copper Lounge, Café Scientifique: 6 pm café, 6:30pm talk

October 30

Muriel Poston, National Science Foundation, Insights on Research Funding Opportunities at the NSF, ELC-202

November 1

John Amtmann, Montana Tech, In-Water Self-Rescue in Standard Labor Wear and Injury Rate with Implications for Training in Mixed Martial Arts

November 8

Andrew Laskowski, Montana State University, Detrital zircon records of Cordilleran Mountain Building, NRB-128

November 15

Katie Hornak, University of Montana, Host-Pathogen Dynamics of Rift Valley Fever Virus, CBB-102

November 22

Thanksgiving, no speaker. Enjoy the holiday with your family and friends.

November 29

Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, University of Utah, Fundamentals, State-of-the-Art, and Recent Trends in Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Electronic Applications, ELC-202