Dissertation Defense Notice: William "BJ" Baule

Fri, April 15, 2022 2:00 PM at Virtual and Geography Building, Rm. 105

William "BJ" BauleWilliam "BJ" Baule will defend his doctoral dissertation on the following date and time:

Title: Climatic Variability and Change in the Midwestern United States: Implications for Nitrogen Leaching in Agricultural Systems

Day and Date: Friday, April 15, 2022

Time: 2:00-5:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Webinar & In-person - Room 105 Geography

BJ's dissertation can be obtained by emailing him at baulewil@msu.edu.

The defense will consist of two stages:

First stage In-person or by Webinar (30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the dissertation research):

Anyone, including faculty, students and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation and to participate in the initial portion of the question session, which will be moderated by the Advisor.

Second stage In-person or by Zoom (Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions):

Faculty are welcome to stay for this stage. Graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) CANNOT attend the second questioning stage.

Successful completion of the defense and approval of the dissertation will be determined by a majority vote of the dissertation committee:

  • Jeff Andresen (Chair)
  • Julie Winkler
  • Bruno Basso (MSU Foundation Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  • Amor Ines (Agro-Crop Modeling Lead, PepsiCo; Affiliate Research Scientist, University of Minnesota)