This fall, iSEE is excited to launch a three-part webinar series entitled “Where Stuff Comes From: Earth’s Resources & Sustainability.” The free, hour-long sessions will be hosted by University of Illinois Prof. Emeritus Stephen Marshak, who served as a faculty member for 35 years in roles including Geology Department Head and Director of the School of Earth, Society & Environment. The topics, dates, and times of each lecture are:
Topic 1 – Building Stuff: Materials From the Earth that Sustain our Built Environment: From Ancient Coral to City Sidewalks
Sept. 29, 2020 | Noon-1 p.m.
Topic 2 – Precious Stuff: The Discovery, Extraction, and Use of Valuable Minerals: From Gems to Smartphones
Oct. 27, 2020 | Noon-1 p.m.
Topic 3 – Burning Stuff: Fossil Fuels: Consuming the Life of the Past to Power Life of the Present
Nov. 17, 2020 | Noon-1 p.m.