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Materials, Resources, and Sustainability Seminar

In Spring 2024, Dr. Peter Mullner (MSE) and Dr. Stephen Crowley (Philosophy) are co-hosting a seminar series as part of their special topics course. Seminars are available to the public via Zoom on Tuesdays at 3:00 pm.

Join us on zoom!

These seminars are themed around the importance of rare materials in modern technology such as the cell phone along with the scarcity of usable sources of these resources (e.g.  ore deposits) create geopolitical instability, supply chain failure, environmental challenges – and opportunities to engage in meaningful careers. Seminars will feature government, industry, and academic speakers.

For more information, email Dr. Mullner or Dr. Crowley.

Seminar Schedule

DateSpeaker (follow link for seminar recording)Affiliation
1/16/2024Alex KingIowa State University
1/23/2024Crystal CallahanUniversity of Idaho, James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research Center
1/30/2024no seminar--
2/6/2024Virginia GillermanIdaho Geological Survey
2/13/2024Rich JanssenConfederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
2/20/2024McKinsey Lyon and Dale KernerPerpetua Resources
2/27/2024Alan ProutyJ. R. Simplot Company
3/5/2024Robert MullenerIntegra Delamar
3/12/2024Rick JohnsonIdaho Conservation League
3/26/2024Simon JowittUniversity of Nevada Reno
4/2/2024Tim LukeIdaho Department of Water Resources
4/9/2024Jared TalleyBoise State University, Hazard and Climate Resilience Institute, Environmental Studies, SPS
4/16/2024Sam SpearingGreat Basin College