Redefining the Classroom

Purdue's Ken Ridgway presents Earth Science and Communities: Great Earthquakes to Wild Rice

April 4th, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM


Description: Purdue University earth sciences professor Kenneth Ridgway will be on campus today to present a talk to LSSU students and employees, as well as the general public. Admission is free. Ridgway,'s presentation, "Earth Science and Communities: Great Earthquakes to Wild Rice," will appeal to general audiences and will examine a number a number of interactions of science and society. Ridgway has been a faculty member in the Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Purdue since 1992. Much of his research is related to understanding the tectonic processes that occur along convergent plate boundaries. He has active field projects in Alaska, Argentina, and Oman. He is the recipient of the 2012 Purdue Dreamer Award, given annually to an individual or organization within the Purdue community whose contributions embody Dr. Martin Luther King's vision of service to others and furthers the university's commitment to diversity.

Location: Crawford Hall, Rm 207

Contact: Prof. Paul Kelso

November 2015