Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Fellows Retreat

JUN 18, 2018     JAMIE MOSEL Photo: Jeanne Brown As a first year PhD student, being a part of the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is a spectacular learning opportunity. Each month, I’m able to participate in meetings and seminars, to learn about the work of other researchers and students, and to improve my own research and … Continue reading Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Fellows Retreat

Finding mentors and making it work long-distance: Perspectives from an NSF GRIP Intern

MAR 27, 2018     DEIDRE JAEGER Deidre monitoring a green ash tree and downloading accelerometer sensor data in a residential yard in Boulder, CO, November, 2017. Today my colleague asked me, “are you going to test these sensors on a tree up in the mountains so you can go somewhere out-of-town?” My response was, “Nope, I’m putting … Continue reading Finding mentors and making it work long-distance: Perspectives from an NSF GRIP Intern

Now Hiring! Where to Look for Summer Funding

JAN 22, 2018     CLAY TUCKER AND TAYLOR ROWLEY Internship - career issues and concepts word cloud illustration. Word collage concept. Graduate funding often matches the 9-month term that most professors hold, so not every graduate student has access to year-round funding. Perhaps you pick up a job at the local coffee shop, or maybe you move … Continue reading Now Hiring! Where to Look for Summer Funding

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

A Leg Up on Applying for the NSF GRFP

SEP 12, 2016     KRISTEN EMMETT Kristen Emmett, graduate research assistant in the Ecosystem Dynamics Lab at Montana State University, recently was awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship. Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez (MSU). 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