Every Friday throughout the school year, the Kent State University Department of Geology welcomes guest speakers to give presentations. Speakers range from experts in the field of geology to students giving a presentation on their research topics. This past semester we hosted the likes of Edmund Medley, 2008-2009 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology; Duane Krueger, President of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists; John Kovacs, Vice President of Gannett Fleming, an international engineering firm; and many more.
I feel it would be beneficial to all if I were to make announcements on upcoming colloquium events here at Kent State, and to give a brief synopsis following each colloquium. The first colloquium of the Spring 2010 semester will be Dr. Brian Greene of the Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Greene has been working with the Corps of Engineers for over 30 years and is recognized as a Corps national expert in engineering geology. He has also been involved in many interesting projects such as the innovative Braddock Dam Float-In Project in Pittsburgh, the first concrete dam ever floated onto a river-based foundation.
Dr. Greene continues to support KSU Geology by co-leading the fieldtrip for Dr. Abdul Shakoor’s Advanced Engineering Geology Course and helping to line up other colloquium guests in the field of engineering geology. In addition to his position with the Army Corps of Engineers, Dr. Greene has tought Geology for Engineers at Youngstown State University, and at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Greene will be the guest speaker at the first colloquium of the Spring 2010 semester at KSU:
Friday, January 22, 2010
Room 234 McGilvrey Hall
(Click here for a schedule of upcoming/past colloquium speakers)
Actually, now that I have thought more about it, I woednr how it would actually work. If there are local people in the audience, then the speaker should concentrate on them. And if not, then what feedback does the speaker get? This is worth starting small, to see what works and what doesn’t.