Fall semester’s final NAS seminar

Note time change in this NAS Seminar, the social will be extended 15 minutes with the lecture to follow.

Professor Tetyana Malysheva (Mathematics) will give the final Natural and Applied Sciences seminar for Fall semester, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 2. Her presentation will be on “Mathematical analysis of deformation and transport in porous media.” The seminar will be held in room 301 of the Environmental Sciences (ES) building, and is preceded by a social from 3 to 3:30 p.m. 3:00-3:45 p.m. in ES 317. NAS seminars are free and open to the public.

Groundwater featured topic at next NAS seminar

Mike Parsen from the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey and UW Extension, will will lead this week’s NAS Seminar, “Town of Lincoln Groundwater Study: A Selected Hydrogeologic Characterizaton in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.” The seminar is in the Environmental Sciences (ES) building, Room 301 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is preceded by a social in ES 317 from 3:00-3:30 p.m. NAS seminars are free and open to the public.

NAS seminar features ‘reverse ecology’

The next Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar will be presented by Anne Pringle (UW-Madison), from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Pringle’s talk will cover “Reverse ecology: Using genomes to understand the natural histories of cryptic organisms.” The seminar will be held in the Environmental Sciences (ES) building, room 301, and is preceded by a social in ES 317 from 3:00-3:30 pm. NAS seminars are free and open to the public.

Patrick McNamara NAS fall seminar

Marquette Assistant Prof. Patrick McNamara (civil, construction, and environmental engineering) will present at UW-Green Bay from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, as a part of the Natural and Applied Sciences Fall Seminar Series. McNamara’s talk will be on “Antimicrobial Chemicals in Consumer Products Impact Antibiotic Resistance in Environmental Treatment Systems,” and will take place in Environmental Sciences room 301. The NAS seminars are free and open to the public, and the talk will be preceded by a social from 3-3:30 p.m. in ES 317.

Sigmund is up next for Friday NAS Seminar

Thomas W. Sigmund, Executive Director of NEW Water, will present “R2E2: Transforming a Utility” at Friday’s NAS Seminar. Sigmund will be discussing NEW Water’s new solid handling facility called the Resource Recovery and Electrical Energy generation system (R2E2), which is expected to go online in 2018. The seminar will be held in ES301 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. The talk will be preceded by a social, from 3 to 3:30 p.m. The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information on R2E2, click here.

WiSys and UWGB host patent and trademark presentation

UWGB and WiSys Technology Foundation is hosting a seminar featuring Christal Sheppard, Directory of the Midwest Regional United Stated Patent and Trademark Office, from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Monday, Oct 3, Phoenix Room C of the University Union. With vast experience in Science and Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Dr. Sheppard will discuss how the USPTO helps innovators protect their ideas, the extensive innovation happening in the region and careers in intellectual property. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

GB Alum Patrick Robinson is the next NAS guest lecturer

Patrick Robinson, UW Extension Environmental Resources Center, and a UWGB alumnus will present, “From Concept to Reality: Developing a Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in Wisconsin,” Friday, Feb. 19. Everyone is welcome to the 3 p.m. reception in ES 317 and the presentation at 3:30 p.m. in ES 301. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the NAS Heirloom Plant Sale Fund.

Burch and NAS seminar, popular as predicted

Tucker Burch, a former UWGB student who returned to campus on Friday, Feb. 5 as a guest of the NAS faculty, drew a crowd so large the venue had to be changed to a lecture hall. Burch was here to address human health risks from exposure to aerosolized zoonotic pathogens during spray irrigation of dairy manure. Burch is a Research Agriculture Engineer with the USDA-Ag Research Service. His speech focused on two objectives: 1) estimating human health risk due to the aerosolized zoonotic pathogens downwind of spray-irrigated dairy manure, and 2) determining which factors control risk estimates, such as distance from the sources or weather conditions. Burch received his undergraduate degree at Marquette in Civil Engineering after transferring from UWGB. He completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota where he studied the fate of antibiotic resistance genes during treatment and disposal of residual municipal wastewater solids. Photo here.

Friday’s NAS Seminar: Illinois researcher (and UWGB grad) talks rivers


The Natural and Applied Sciences seminar series resumes this Friday (Nov. 6) with the presentation “Often too much but sometimes too little: Phosphorus and dissolved oxygen in Illinois streams and rivers.” Featured speaker Mike Machesky will begin his talk at 3:30 p.m. in Room 301 of the Environmental Sciences Building. Machesky is a 1976 UW-Green Bay graduate in Science and Environmental Change who went on to earn his UW-Madison Ph.D. in water chemistry. He has spent most of his career with the Illinois State Water Survey, an applied research unit of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Machesky will describe his team’s effort to continuously monitor dissolved oxygen at over 500 wadeable stream sites throughout Illinois — a modeling study that confirmed the factors responsible for a massive fish kill along the Rock River below Rockford in June 2009. He will also discuss the difficulty of tracking and isolating phosphorous-related impacts. The 3:30 p.m. talk is free and open to the public, as is the preceding 3 p.m. reception with Machesky in ES 317.

Friday’s NAS Seminar: New fungal disease has snakes on the run


The Natural and Applied Sciences seminar series continues this Friday (Oct. 23) with the program “Another Emerging Fungal Disease: Snake Fungal Disease Threatens Conservation Efforts.” Guest lecturer Matthew Allender is a zoo and wildlife veterinarian who runs a wildlife epidemiology lab at the University of Illinois.
Ophidiomyces (Snake Fungal Disease) has been observed recently in over a dozen snake species in the U.S. and Canada. As always, a reception at 3 p.m. precedes the 3:30 p.m. presentation in Room 317 of the Environmental Sciences Building. The event is free and open to the public.