News & Events

The EAS department holds a weekly seminar series as well as an informal brown bag “Lunch Bunch.” Use this page to keep up with other EAS happenings

EAS Congratulates Dr. Maria Tzortziou!

Dr. Tzortziou, in a collaborative proposal with Rhode Island to NSF, has been awarded a $3 million grant to conduct a ground-breaking research and education expedition into the Canadian Arctic’s Northwest Passage, on the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the first full-rigged...
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Seminar Series

The Earth & Environmental Science Seminar Series primarily provides  students with the knowledge and overview of how science effects our environment. The seminar series focuses on interactions between the solid Earth, its water, air and living organisms. The seminar lectures cover all aspects of Earth and planetary science. It encompasses Earth processes, Earth system history, climate and climate change, freshwater systems, and ecology.Our Earth and Environmental Science seminar lecture are very informative and resourceful sessions that enlightens our students about so many various aspects of our environment.The host for the Earth and Environmental Science seminar is Prof. Maria Tzortziou. For our seminars, guest speakers facilitate PowerPoint presentation and lectures on different earth and environmental science topics, which is then followed up by questions and a discussion period. These weekly seminar events is a great opportunity to network and meet new people.

Who Can Attend: Everyone can attend our seminar lectures including students, faculty and staff, post-docs, our collaborators across the Division of Science, and CCNY and CUNY students.

Time and Place: Seminar lectures are facilitated every Friday from 12:45-1:45pm. Generally, each seminar lecture lasts up to an hour. The seminar lectures are generally held in the Marshak Building, MR-107.

Additional Information: For any additional information on upcoming seminars for the Spring 2020 semester, please visit our lectures sections at . For any earth and environmental science seminar inquiries, please contact Professor, Maria Tzortziou at ext. 5769 or Office Assistant, Eric Williams at ext. 6452.


Professor Maria Tzortziou 

The City College of New York

160 Convent Avenue

New York, NY 10031

CDI room 4368/ MR- 931

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P | 212-650-5769

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Eric Williams, EAS Office Assistant

The City College of New York

160 Convent Avenue

New York, New York 10031



P: 212-650-6452

F: 212-650-6482


EAS Seminar Series Lecture Spring 2020

1 January 31 Dr. Anne Thompson The SCOAPE (Satellite Coastal Oceanic and Atmospheric Pollution Experiment) May 2019: An Air Quality and Remote Sensing Cruise in the Gulf of Mexico Maria Tzortziou
2 February 7 Nancy Duarte – TED Talk The secret structure of great talks Maria Tzortziou
3 February 14 Two 15-minute (AGU style) talks presented by Dr. Brice Grunert and Mr. Brian Lamb Variability and degradation of colored dissolved organic matter along the Yukon River-plume-coastal ocean continuum


Satellite-based characterizations of tidal wetland hydrology to provide volumetric water flux estimates in support of wetland-estuary biogeochemical exchange characterization

Maria Tzortziou
4 February 21 TBD TBD Maria Tzortziou
5 February 28 Prof. Emily Raboteau Communicating Climate Change Maria Tzortziou
6 March 6  Dr. Rick Kropp (Lawrenceville, NJ)


Developing Groundwater Potential Maps for Arid Regions of Kenya and Ethiopia Maria Tzortziou
7 March 13 TBD TBD Maria Tzortziou
8 March 20 TBD TBD Maria Tzortziou
9 March 27 TBD TBD Maria Tzortziou
10 April 3 Dr. Virginia Burkett


Climate Change:  A Synthesis of Current Scientific Understanding and Implications for Sustainability  Maria Tzortziou
11 April 17 Dr. Philip Orton Coastal storm surge, probabilistic assessment of coastal floods and climate change, and mitigation or adaptation to coastal hazards Maria Tzortziou
12 April 24 Prof. Ying Cui How the past carbon cycle relates to the present Ben Black
13 May 1 Dr. Henry Jones (Reston, VA)


TBD Maria Tzortziou
14 May 8 TBD TBD Maria Tzortziou