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Ice Cores, Climate, and Career Pathways

This web seminar took place on May 1, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenters were Dr. Mary Albert, professor at Dartmouth College's Thayer School of Engineering, Dr. Chad Kauffman, scientist in residence at the Education Program of the American Meteorological Society in Washington, D.C., and Linda M. Morris, education and outreach program manager for the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) at Dartmouth College.

In a joint presentation tailored to support the American Meteorological Society's Climate Studies and other environmental science curricula, Dr. Mary Albert presented and discussed key discoveries about climate change based on evidence in ice cores from the polar regions. Linda Morris shared information about online materials available for classroom use. Dr. Chad Kauffman related how these materials support AMS paleo-climate content and participants' understanding of the current state of climate science.

The second phase of the seminar provided an overview of diverse types and stages of STEM careers - Post Doctoral positions, careers in research or academia, policy roles, etc., drawing from Dr. Albert's experienced guidance, for students who are seeking future careers in societally-relevant science and engineering. Resources from the US IDPO were shared by Linda Morris as the web seminar wrapped up.

View the web seminar archive.

To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection. Continue discussing this topic in the community forums.

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "Loved it. Very valuable. It will help me bring more info to my classroom."
  • "I really enjoyed the introduction to ice cores and the current data."

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org

Underwritten by the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office and the National Science Foundation
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