Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences

MGS and USGS Brown Bag Lunch

Minnesota Geological Survey Brown Bag Lunch Presentation Schedule- Winter 2018

PLEASE NOTE that the talks this semester vary in day and time of week.

The MGS address is 2609 Territorial Road, St Paul, 55114. For a link to a map, go to our website at



Wednesday, January 31  3:00pm

Laurel Woodruff

US Geological Survey

“Magmatic, tectonic, and metallogenic evolution of the Midcontinent Rift System, which hosts the Duluth Complex Cu-Ni-PGE deposits”


Thursday, February 15,  12:20pm

Bruce Bloomgren

Minnesota Geological Survey

“The history of Minnesota’s County Well Index (CWI)”


Wednesday, February 28, 12:20pm

Adam Janzen

Barr Engineering

“Something on surface and groundwater projects at two sites: Biwabik area,  and Hiawatha Golf Course, Minneapolis”


Wednesday, March 14, 12:20pm

Jeni McDermott

University of St Thomas Geology Department/Environmental Science Program

"Something on Rejuvenated topography of southwestern Norway"


Thursday, April 12, 12:20pm

Jim Walsh

Minnesota Department of Health: Source Water Protection Unit

"Something on Viruses in Groundwater"


Thursday, April 26, 12:20pm

Shaoqing Liu

Post-Doctoral Associate, University of Minnesota Department of Earth Sciences

“Developing a stochastic parameterization to incorporate plant trait variability into ecohydrologic modeling”