PSECCO Conversation Series

The PSECCO Conversation Series provides an informal 1-hour discussion space for a small group of early career scientists to explore a topic of interest with a more experienced researcher with considerable success in the topic area. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to steer the conversation by submitting topic-related questions with registration. The host will entertain questions related to the session, so come prepared to have an active discussion.

Topic Host Biography Date What to expect Sign up link
Proposal writing and interacting with funding agencies Matthew Shupe  Matthew has been conducting Arctic research for 25 years, mostly focused on atmospheric clouds and radiation and their interactions with icy surfaces. Field work has taken him to northern Alaska and Canada, the top of the Greenland Ice Sheet, and all across the Arctic Ocean. He has had a great deal of success in writing proposals and getting them funded by NSF, DOE, NOAA, and NASA. He is a senior research scientist at the University of Colorado. April 13, 2023 at 1pm MT Participants will discuss the general concept of interactions with funding agencies, most importantly through writing compelling, and fundable, proposals. Register here!
Science communication with decision makers Twila Moon Twila’s work focuses primarily on Greenland and the Arctic, including data tool-building, science community organization, education research, and discovery science across Arctic coastal systems. She is a passionate expert in science communication, speaking with legislators, business leaders, and others to increase awareness and action related to cryosphere and climate. Examples include testifying for the US Congress, direct work with philanthropists and global business leaders via Active Philanthropy and consulting, and extensive media experience across print, radio, and video. She is Deputy Lead Scientist and Science Communication Liaison at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. May 23, 2023 at 11am MT Participants will have an opportunity for direct conversation and Q&A. Twila will also share experiences and tips to improve scicomm skills, make connections, and find your path to scicomm action. Registration will open in April
Education, outreach, and exploring broader impacts Anne Gold Anne focuses on science education for educators, students, communities and the public around climate, water, polar regions and geosciences in general. She is interested in understanding and studying effective ways of teaching and learning and is dedicated to grounding her education work in solid research and evaluation. She is passionate about building local partnerships with diverse communities. Anne has led dozens of NSF, NOAA and NASA-funded education projects and leads a vibrant group of 24 outreach and education professionals in developing engaging and meaningful educational opportunities for all learners. July, 19, 2023 at 10am MT Coming soon. Registration will open in June