Graduate Student Seminar (GSS)

Organized by your 2016-2017 PGraSC Community Outreach Committee, Hillary, Leah, Michael, and Rebeca

Throughout the year, the PCC graduate community hosts a mid week Graduate Student Seminar (GSS) where students share their expertise on climate science in a fun, relaxed, yet “seriously” academic environment. Talks are designed to educate non-experts while exposing other graduate students to the questions and research at the forefront of climate science. This is a great opportunity to practice communicating your work. If you would like to get involved and give a talk, please email Hillary (scanh@uw.edu) and we’ll put you on the schedule!

In 2016-2017…

The last Graduate Student Seminar (GSS) of the 2016-2017 academic year was held on May 23. Some of our new PCC Graduate Student Steering Committee (P-GraSC) members gave one slide, five minute presentations on their research/interests over pizza, snacks, and beverages.

Grant Williamson from the Molecular Engineering Department spoke about new battery technologies under research at the Clean Energy Institute and why we should care about batteries in general.

“Postcards from the Arctic” with Oceanography grad student, Sarah Dewey, and Coast Guard Lieutenant, Caroline Bell, sharing their stories about research in the Arctic.

Jake Steinberg (Oceanography) on the prevalence and importance of oceanic subsurface-intensified eddies. How do we observe these eddies and understand their role in the advection of heat and salt (among other interesting tracers).

Michael Diamond (Atmospheric Sciences)
“Small particles, large impact: Why do we care about aerosols?”

Hillary Scannell (Oceanography)
“Marine Heatwaves: emerging climate phenomena not just in your own backyard”

 

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