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The Origins of Rocks and Humans with Dr. Patrick Gathogo

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Join Dr. Patrick Gathogo live on Lunch Break Science on October 20, 2022 for an exploration of geology, the origin and ‘genetics’ of rocks, and human evolution!

Patrick Gathogo (left) conducting research with Christopher Ngela on the shore of Lake Turkana in Kenya.

Who is Dr. Patrick Gathogo?

Dr. Patrick Gathogo is a geologist who focuses on biogeography, geology, paleoclimate, and petrology. Gathogo originally hails from Kenya and is currently an adjunct associate professor at the University of Utah. He is also an associate research professor at Stony Brook University and an associate researcher in the geology department of the National Museums of Kenya. He was the first recipient of The Leakey Foundation’s Francis H. Brown African Scholarship.

What will Dr. Gathogo discuss on Lunch Break Science?

Gathogo and Lunch Break Science host Arielle Johnson discuss geology and petrology, the importance of mentorship in science, and how academia compares to consultation work. Gathogo also shares the impact receiving the Francis H. Brown African Scholarship had on his career.

During his lecture, Gathogo digs deeper into the implications geology and petrology have on understanding human evolution.

How do I watch Patrick’s Lunch Break Science episode live?

Watch Lunch Break Science live and ask Dr. Patrick Gathogo your questions about human evolution! You can view the livestream on:

October 20, 2022
11 AM Pacific • 6 PM UTC

Leakey Foundation Live

Can’t watch live? No problem!

Sign up for The Leakey Foundaton’s events newsletter to receive a link to the episode recording. You can submit your questions for Dr. Gathogo in advance of the episode here:

Check out these resources to learn more about Dr. Patrick Gathogo and the Francis H. Brown African Scholarship!

Grantee Spotlight: Patrick Gathogo

Learn more or apply for the Francis H. Brown African Scholarship

Help support the Francis H. Brown African Scholarship

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