EESI’s EarthTalks Seminar Series: Exploring Critical Environmental Issues
The weekly talks feature distinguished researchers and practitioners from Penn State as well as from other universities, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Seminars are presented to both a live and online audience as well as archived with access through the EESI website.
Recent EarthTalks series have been focused on the critical problems of climate change, protecting the planet's water resources and the environmental, technical, and social challenges presented by the development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas resource.
EESI Faculty associates are encouraged to propose seminar topics of strategic interest to EESI to the EESI Director. EESI affiliates may also propose topics as appropriate. Faculty who propose topics are expected to develop the series in collaboration with a committee. The committee should include at least one member from an EMS Department other than the faculty-proposer and at least one member from a department in another college.
EESI provides $5,000 in funding for EarthTalks as well as staff support to help with speakers' travel arrangements and campus schedules. Faculty are encouraged to leverage this support with funds from other units.