PCC Summer Institute

An annual 3-day event where faculty, scientists, graduate students, and invited speakers focus on how climate and our physical and human world interact. Each year a new topic, showcasing emerging knowledge and ways in which disciplines intersect, is examined. Always an opportunity for team building and for full discussion of the alternative ways that research can be brought to focus on the pressing questions of today.


Annual Summer Institute focuses the PCC community on “Climate Extremes” and “Climate and Environmental Equity”, September 14-18, 2020. But this time it’s virtual.

Planning is underway to create a virtual summer institute, one session per day, two hours per session, for 5 days. There will be panel discussions and work to meet the need for connecting across disciplines.  Last year Alex Stote led an exploration of what it would take to achieve a net-zero carbon emissions Summer Institute, which you can read in her blog “After Counting Our Summer Institute Carbon Emissions—Now What?”.  This September we will have the opportunity to address what is lost when we cannot meet in person, and what is gained from a new approach in this new world dynamic.  As more information becomes available it will be updated on this page.

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