Scott White

Scott White

 

Scott White to Speak at 34th Annual Osgood Memorial Lecture

Associate professor at the University of South Carolina to present free, public lecture on April 8, at The College of Wooster

19 March, 2015 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio – Scott White, associate professor in the department of Earth and ocean sciences at the University of South Carolina, will present "Secrets of the Mid-Ocean Ridge and the Unexpected Nature of Ocean Crust" at the 34th annual Richard G. Osgood, Jr., Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, April 8, at The College of Wooster. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.).

White received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis, and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include environmental geosciences, geophysics and seismology, oceanography and coastal processes and tectonics and he has participated in multiple oceanographic cruises. In addition, he has been an author of many articles in peer-reviewed publications and has served as the graduate studies director for the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment and chair of the integrated Earth data applications user committee at the University of South Carolina. 

The Richard G. Osgood, Jr., Memorial Lectureship in Geology was established in 1981 and endowed by his three sons in memory of their father, a paleontologist with an international reputation who taught at Wooster from 1967 until 1981. Funds from this endowment are used to bring a well-known scientist interested in paleontology and/or stratigraphy to the campus each year to lecture and meet with students.

White’s lecture is sponsored by the Department of Geology and the Richard G. Osgood, Jr., Memorial Lecture Endowed Fund. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2380) or email.