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Volcano Chasing through the Years and the Science behind It

Our Open Seating Policy will be in effect for this meetup.

We will be upstairs in the Wine Lounge.

Attendees will receive an on-line form to pre-order dinner items.

Volcano Chasing through the Years and the Science behind It

Sarah Polster, Graduate Student in Geophysics
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology

Why would otherwise intelligent people spend a lot of their time in the vicinity of active volcanoes? What are they doing there and what exactly are they trying to learn? And just how long have these kind of investigations been going on, anyway? In this talk geophysics graduate student Sarah Polster will answer all these questions, introduce us to her field of study, volcanology, and tell us a bit about the directions she is considering for her own research.

About our Speaker
Sarah Polster grew up in Colorado, received her BS from Western Washington University and then worked at U.S. Geological Survey in Denver for 2 years. She has been to the summit of Mount St. Helens 16 times and climbed Mt Rainier (only once) in 2010. Sarah has traveled to volcanoes all over the world, from Italy to Russia, Argentina to Spain. She is now working on her PhD in Geophysics in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, studying the internal structure of Santorini volcano, Greece.

Photo courtesy of Sarah Polster

Parking and Such

Java Vino is located diagonally across the street from Manuel's Tavern. There is parking behind the building and on Williams Mill Road across the street. Manuel's reserves the use of their lots at all times, but parking there hasn't presented a problem for our guests so far.

Enter the cafe on the street level and let them know that your order will count toward our collective tab.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed this presentation very much. Great job Sarah! I teach this subject as part of my survey college geography course, and am quite familiar with the subject. :) Looking forward to the next installment! Thank you!

    1 · December 15, 2012

  • Harry F

    Nice presentation Sarah... Even with the tight quarters! Looking forward to further reports!

    2 · December 12, 2012

  • Marc M.

    Sarah's talk was top-notch, informative and entertaining. It makes me want to go out and chase a volcano or two.

    1 · December 12, 2012

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