Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Spring 2021 School of Earth and Space Exploration Colloquium Series.

Colloquia take place at 3:30 p.m. virtually as a webinar.

For more information, please contact Professor Ariel Anbar, colloquium committee chair.

Recordings of presentations are linked from the talk titles and answers to student questions can be found below under Supplementary Materials. Schedules, speakers, and materials from previous semesters' Colloquia are accessible on the archive page.

Date Speaker Institution Talk Title
Jan 20
Rebecca Fischer

Harvard University
Core Formation on Earth and Mars
Jan 27 Natalie Batalha University of California Santa Cruz Prelude to NASA's Next Great Observatory: Orchestrating a New Epoch of Exoplanet Exploration with Webb
Feb 3 Steve Reynolds ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration Mesozoic Evolution of Western Arizona and Southeastern California
Feb 10 Richard Pitt University of California San Diego Family Matters: The Impact of Family on Postdoctoral Attrition From the Academy
Feb 17 SESE student presentations ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration Equity in the Academic Sciences
Feb 24 Adina Paytan University of California Santa Cruz Corals on Acid - The Impact of Ocean Acidification on Corals and Coral Reefs
Mar 3 SESE grad students ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration Edward Buie II, John Morgan Christoph, Gregory Vance
Mar 10 David Brain University of Colorado Do Habitable Worlds Require Magnetic Fields?
Mar 17 SESE postdocs ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration Parke Loyd, Hayden Miller
Mar 24 Michael Line ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration The Worlds Way Out There
Mar 31 Nancy Riggs Northern Arizona University When Plates Collide: Turning Boring Beaches to Violent Volcanoes
April 7 Mars 2020 Perseverance Panel JPL and ASU Aaron Stehura (JPL), Jim Bell (ASU), Meenakshi Wadhwa (ASU)
April 14 Naomi Levin University of Michigan

Rare and Overlooked, but Mighty: Developing 17O for the Paleoclimate Toolkit

April 21 Jan Amend University of Southern California The Marine Deep Subsurface Biosphere: Team-Science Discoveries Over the Last Decade



Supplementary Materials (Spring 2021)

Colloquium Questions Answered

1/20/21 Rebecca Fischer "Core Formation on Earth and Mars" talking points and answers to student questions

2/3/21 Steve Reynolds "Mesozoic Evolution of Western Arizona and Southeastern California" talking points
2/10/21 Richard Pitt "Family Matters: The Impact of Family on Postdoctoral Attrition From the Academy" talking points and answers to student questions

2/17/21 SESE students (in order of presentations):

Claire Richardson “Leveling the playing field: making fieldwork in SESE and CLAS more equitable and accessible” talking points and answers to student questions

Alexa Drew “Creating Inclusivity to Improve Retention for Minoritized Students in SESE” talking points and answers to student questions

Searra Foote “Achieving the Equitable Classroom Environment: Recommendations for SESE Faculty to Increase Student Retention”  talking points and answers to student questions

Mara Karageozian “Tools for Fostering Equity and Inclusion in SESE: Top-Down v. Bottom-Up Solutions” talking points and answers to student questions

2/24/2021 Adina Paytan "Corals on Acid - The Impact of Ocean Acidification on Corals and Coral Reefs" talking points and answers to student questions

3/3/2021 SESE graduate students (in order of presentations):

Edward Buie II “The Turbulent Halos of Galaxies” talking points and answers to student questions

John Morgan Christoph “Space Weathering on Metallic Asteroids: Insights from Laboratory Experiments” answers to student questions

Gregory Vance “Asymmetric Supernovae and the Elements They Create” talking points and answers to student questions 

3/10/21 David Brain "Do Habitable Worlds Require Magnetic Fields?" talking points

3/17/21 SESE postdocs:

Parke Loyd “Adrift in a Tempest: Observing Space Weather Conditions for Earth-Like Planets around Red Dwarf Stars" answers to student questions

Hayden Miller “Elucidating the History of the Moon’s Surface - High Spatial Resolution 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology of Multigenerational Lunar Impact Melt Rocks” talking points and answers to student questions

3/24/21 Michael Line "The Worlds Way Out There" answers to student questions