Winter Welcome

2017 PCC Winter Welcome

ATM S/ESS Prof Emeritus Steve Warren is a member of the elite “300 club”. What does the 300 refer to?

That was the first question of the trivia quiz on February 1 at this years’ winter event. Fifty or so graduate students, researchers, faculty and a few undergrads representing departments across campus gathered for an informal reception. LuAnne Thompson, PCC Director and Oceanography Faculty Member then gave her last winter welcome overview of PCC activities as she will be handing leadership of the program to a new director come fall. She opened with some thoughts on the current political climate, including the quote of Carl Sagan…

“It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. “

Those new to the community of scientists and students were introduced, including 5 PCC fellowship recipients, Heidi Roop the new Climate Impacts Group strategic communications lead, and nine postdocs working on climate related topics.

Keep an eye on our calendar of events for upcoming events, including the new “Climate Conversations” Series, Spring Symposium (new!), Graduate Student Seminars, Summer Institute information, and more.

Did you know the answer to the first question of the trivia quiz? Thank you to Dargan Frierson for submitting the question!

Climate Postdocs and GCeCS Recipients Featured at the 2016 PCC Winter Welcome

The Winter Welcome is one of the PCC’s opportunities to bring climate scientists together from across campus, around common research and education goals. This years’ event, held February 10, 2016 in the FSH auditorium and lobby, included a general PCC program overview by LuAnne Thompson, PCC Director, including introductions of 2015/2016 Graduate Fellows (Hillary Scannell, Ocean, Advised by Mike McPhaden; Michael Diamond, Atmos, Advised by Rob Wood; Rebeca Cecilia De Buen Kalman, Evans, Advised by Alison Cullen). This year we also engaged the growing population of climate postdocs from across campus and congratulated the many graduate certificate recipients.

Postdoctoral research scientists from across campus were invited to showcase their work and interests using one slide, giving a quick talk. Not only did we get to learn more about what postdocs are doing, many postdocs learned for the first time, what the PCC is all about.

Many thanks to the following for participating:

  • Irina Trukhanova, Future of Ice
  • Sarah Myhre, Future of Ice
  • Yongfei Zhang, Atmospheric Science
  • Anne Gothmann, Oceanography

LuAnne Thompson, PCC Director, also recognized five graduate students (Katherine Heal, Ocean; Elizabeth Maroon, Atmos; Alison Saperstein, Evans; Hayley Dosser, Ocean; Kristin Poinar, ESS) who completed the interdisciplinary training requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Climate Science in the past year. Read about completed capstone projects here.

Katherine Heal and Elizabeth Maroon received their GCeCS certificates.
Postdoc Sarah Myhre, Future of Ice, giving short talk
Postdoc Sarah Myhre, Future of Ice, giving short talk

Climate Postdocs and GCeCS Recipients Featured at the 2015 PCC Winter Welcome

Catching up with climate colleagues from across campus.
Catching up with climate colleagues from across campus.

The Winter Welcome is one of the PCC’s opportunities to bring climate scientists together from across campus, around common research and education goals. This years’ event, held January 29, 2015 in the FSH auditorium and lobby, included a general PCC program overview by LuAnne Thompson, PCC Director, including introductions of 2014/2015 Graduate Fellows (Marlies Kovenock, Biology, Advised by Abby Swann; Emma Kahle, ESS, Advised by Eric Steig; and Ashly Spevacek, Atmos, Advised by Dargan Frierson). This year we also engaged the growing population of climate postdocs from across campus and congratulated the many graduate certificate recipients.

Postdoctoral research scientists from across campus were invited to showcase their work and interests using one slide, giving a quick talk. Not only did we get to learn more about what postdocs are doing, many postdocs learned for the first time, what the PCC is all about.

  • Many thanks to the following for participating:
  • Jacob Cram, Oceanography
  • Andrew Davis, Oceanography
  • Donata Giglio, NOAA
  • Ben Hudson, Future of Ice
  • Cary Lynch, Climate Impacts Group
  • Adriana Raudzens Bailey, JISAO
  • Allison Smith, Oceanography and eScience
  • Rory Telemeco, Biology
  • Rachel White, JISAO
GCeCS awardees describe their capstone projects in communicating climate science to non-science audiences.
GCeCS awardees describe their capstone projects in communicating climate science to non-science audiences.

LuAnne Thompson, PCC Director, also recognized the seven graduate students who completed the interdisciplinary training requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Climate Science in the past year. Read about completed capstone projects here.

 

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