Setting Reasonable Goals For Yourself and Meeting Them

FEB 21, 2017     WINSLOW HANSEN I like a good goal. I like checking off the old box when something has been completed. Learning how to set goals can help us strive to get to the next level, increase our proficiency, get a paper submitted for publication, learn new statistical approaches. But goals can also be our … Continue reading Setting Reasonable Goals For Yourself and Meeting Them

The Existential Crisis of Being a Graduate Student

FEB 6, 2017     LINDSEY PARKINSON So, we’re in graduate school, ready to throw ourselves into a new chapter of life as “early career scientists.” Now what? We’re in a new world with endless possibilities and unknown limits - where do we even begin? My first year in Fairbanks, AK I worked as a technician at the … Continue reading The Existential Crisis of Being a Graduate Student

Crafting Stories at the 2016 Northwest Climate Boot Camp

JAN 23, 2017     MEAGHAN GUCKIAN I was a bit taken aback on our third day of training at the 6th annual Northwest Climate Boot Camp (NW CBC), which was held at the University of Idaho’s (UI) McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) in McCall, Idaho.  During our interactive lesson on producing podcasts using Audacity, we were asked to head into McCall and interview … Continue reading Crafting Stories at the 2016 Northwest Climate Boot Camp

We have these climate projections – now how do we use them?

JAN 8, 2017     RYAN BOYLES On getting climate model projections in the hand of managers.  In the past several decades, climate scientists have developed robust models that simulate past climate conditions and provide meaningful projections for the future. In the past several years, researchers have developed downscaled climate projections that provide the kind of local guidance … Continue reading We have these climate projections – now how do we use them?

The Inside Story: Highlights and perspectives from the first ever National CSC Early Career Training

DEC 11, 2016     TONI KLEMM On November 2nd and 3rd, the first ever National CSC Early Career Training was held at UMass Amherst. Over 2-days, students from across the U.S. heard about peer reserach ranging from butterflies in North Carolina, paleoclimatology along the Gulf Coast, to how wild berries are impacted by fire regimes in Alaska, … Continue reading The Inside Story: Highlights and perspectives from the first ever National CSC Early Career Training

Climate Science in the Trump Years

DEC 5, 2016     ETHAN COFFEL Most early career climate scientists, myself included, entered the field during the years of the Obama Administration. Climate science was officially respected and encouraged, and we saw the U.S. take a leading role in negotiating the Paris Accord and back up its talk by substantially reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. These policies are … Continue reading Climate Science in the Trump Years

In case you blinked, here’s a review of the 2-day, action-packed, breakneck-paced, 1st ever National CSC Student and Early Career Training

FacebookTwitter  NOV 8, 2016     ANDREW BATTLES Last week, I attended the National CSC Student and Early Career Training held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and left feeling inspired, empowered, and with many new friends. From November 2-3rd, students, postdocs, and professionals from the Department of the Interior’s National Climate Science Centers came together to share … Continue reading In case you blinked, here’s a review of the 2-day, action-packed, breakneck-paced, 1st ever National CSC Student and Early Career Training

The First Ever National CSC Student and Early Career Training

OCT 24, 2016     MICHELLE STAUDINGER In early November, the Northeast Climate Science Center will host the first ever National CSC Student and Early Career Training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This 2-day training, made possible with support from the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the eight CSC’s, will bring together CSC-associated students, post-docs and … Continue reading The First Ever National CSC Student and Early Career Training