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

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

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

A Leg Up on Applying for the NSF GRFP

SEP 12, 2016     KRISTEN EMMETT MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez Kristen Emmett, graduate research assistant in the Ecosystem Dynamics Lab at Montana State University, recently was awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship. After working outside of academia for eight years I decided to earn a graduate degree. In my first year back to school I was … Continue reading A Leg Up on Applying for the NSF GRFP

SCCSC offers online class on climate change management

AUG 1, 2016     TONI KLEMM Earlier this year, I wrote an ECCF blog about a fall semester undergraduate class at the University of Oklahoma (OU) that taught students about climate science, the impacts of climate change, and that gave them a look behind the scenes of the climate negotiations at the Paris COP21 meeting last December. Well, I’m happy to … Continue reading SCCSC offers online class on climate change management

From scarcity to inclusion: The continued need for women in science

MAR 28, 2016     MEAGHAN GUCKIAN AND TONI LYN MORELLI Photo credit: NJSACC As March comes to a close, we have once again celebrated the many contributions of women to society. For many of us conducting research at the Climate Science Centers and partner institutions, women who have made tremendous strides in our various scientific fields like Marie Curie, Rachel … Continue reading From scarcity to inclusion: The continued need for women in science