On the Rocks

Held at the KGS Auditorium, West Campus, Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. An informal reception follows with beer, wine, soda and appetizers.

Next presentation Tuesday, January 29, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Earthquakes in Kansas induced by extremely far-field pressure diffusion, Shelby Peterie, Research Scientist, KGS

After an upsurge in earthquakes was attributed to nearby underground disposal of wastewater during a south-central Kansas oil boom, wastewater injection was scaled back and the seismicity subsided. Then, unexpectedly, earthquake activity picked up farther afield.

New research by the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas explains how that happened and why, over time, wastewater disposal can cause earthquakes at a much greater distance from the point of injection than previously thought.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Commercial Applications of Ionic Liquids, Mark Shiflett, Distinguished Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, The Search for Evidence of Paleoamericans in the Great Plains: A Geoarchaeological Perspective, Rolfe Mandel, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology; and Director & Senior Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey

Rocks & Rolls

Held at Slawson Hall, 2nd floor Commons Area (go up all flights in Slawson Hall) Tuesday 8:30-9:30 a.m. Coffee and rolls provided.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 3-D Printing: The Future of Geology, Franek Hasiuk, Associate Scientist, KGS

March 19, 2019, Life in the Dead Zone: A diverse Miocene Ichnofauna Preserved in Volcanic Ash, Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, Nebraska, Jon Smith, Associate Scientist, KGS

April 16, 2019, Kansas Water Data and How to Mine It, Brownie Wilson, Research Engineer Sr., KGS


"On the Rocks" and "Rocks & Rolls" are a series of lectures presented by the Kansas Geological Survey and the Earth, Energy & Environment Center (EEEC) at the University of Kansas.