Noted geologist lectures on campus this week

Eldon Gath

Eldon Gath

Youngstown State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences hosts a presentation by noted geologist Eldon Gath at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Room 1010 of Moser Hall.

The presentation, part of the YSU Geological and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series, is titled “Tectonic Geomorphic and Paleoseismic Investigations for the Panama Canal.”

Gath is the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists’ 2014-15 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Applied Geography. He president of Earth Consultants International, in Santa Ana, Calif., and has considerable international experience in a broad range of geological and environmental projects, including identification, investigation and remediation of geologic hazards involving land use planning, environmental assessments, field exploration programs, and presentation of findings. He has particular experience with the evaluation of active faults for construction site planning, the development of seismic safety programs and policies, and is currently engaged in efforts to modernize California’s 40-year old active fault zoning act. For more information on Gath, visit http://www.aegweb.org/jahns-lecturer.