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Banner Chosen as 2015 Kappe Lecturer

Jay Banner
Jay Banner

Jay Banner, a professor at the Jackson School of Geosciences and director of the UT Austin Environmental Science Institute, was selected to be the 2015 Kappe Lecturer by the AmericanAcademy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists.

This prestigious lectureship was endowed in 1989 to “share the knowledge of today’s practitioners with tomorrow’s environmental engineers and scientists” and involves a national university speaking tour. Banner is the first scientist to be honored as the Kappe Lecturer. All previous speakers were engineers.

Banner’s research and teaching interests focus on Earth surface processes with the goal of understanding the interactions that occur between the atmosphere-land-ocean systems and how these interactions are preserved in the geologic record.

As director of the Environmental Science Institute, a collaborative Jackson School and College of Natural Sciences program, Banner oversees a range of interdisciplinary programs for basic scientific research, education and outreach related to the environment and sustainability.