Please join the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women for a special event at Barnard College featuring Brown alumna and geologist Tina Neal ’81.
Tina Neal, Brown Class of 1981: The Extraordinary 2018 Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii
On April 9, 2019, geologist Tina Neal ’81 will discuss the highest-threat volcano in the United States: Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano, which erupted in the summer of 2018.
As the Scientist in Charge of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Neal led the Observatory during the 2018 Kīlauea eruption and summit collapse crisis, which featured historically unprecedented rates of lava effusion that destroyed hundreds of structures 40 km from the summit. At Kīlauea, months of damaging earthquakes caused the summit to collapse progressively before scientists’ astonished eyes.
At the Roslyn Silver ’27 Science Lecture at Barnard College, Neal will share highlights of the science behind the volcanic event and the complex incident response, a multi-agency effort to keep people safe, as well as her workforce development efforts and preparations for the next Mauna Loa eruption.
For more about Tina Neal, the second woman to lead USGS HVO in its 103-year-long history, please visit this page.
Date & time: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30 PM
Location: James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
New York, NY 10027
Registration is required.
Please reply to [email protected] or 401-863-2643 by April 9th.
Co-sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women and Brown University’s Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women