Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences

MGS and USGS Brown Bag Lunch

 PLEASE NOTE THE NEW STARTING TIME of 12:20 this year. The brownbags will continue to be about 50 minutes to an hour, including questions afterward.

Copied below, and attached, is the entire schedule of MGS brown bags, with titles or general topic. Most talks are at 12:20 on Wednesdays, but note the exceptions in red.

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






Wednesday, January 18  12:20

Jacque Hamilton

Minnesota Geological Survey

 “MGS's CGA's Story Maps and on-line data access”


Wednesday, February 1,  12:20

Calvin Alexander,

Professor emeritus, UM Earth Sciences

“Camp Coldwater Spring - Human Impacts on Shallow Groundwater Systems”


Wednesday, February 15,  11:45

Shane Loeffler

UM Earth Sciences Graduate Student

“Mobile Geoscience Data”


Wednesday March 1, 12:20

Cara Santelli

Professor, UM Earth Science Dept.

"Something on either Manganese or Selenium biogeochemistry"


Wednesday, March 15, 12:20

Erik Smith

USGS Minnesota Water Science Center

"Something on groundwater recharge in Minnesota, from field site scale to statewide scale"


Wednesday, March 29,  12:20

Rachel Mclaughlin

UM Earth Sciences Graduate Student

“Something on Rachel’s MS research linking  glacial melt and groundwater systems on a glaciated Andean peak”


 Wednesday, April 12, 12:20

Mark Severson

Sr. Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota, Sr. Geologist at  Teck American; 
"Stratigraphy of the Biwabik Iron Formation (was Wolff Right?)"