Frontiers of Graduate Education and Training: Interdisciplinary and Innovative Transformations, Experiences, and Challenges II

Session ID#: 7881

Session Description:
Non-academic careers are no longer the “alternative” for graduate students - the number of PhDs awarded annually outnumber available faculty positions by about 10-to-1. Professional development and experiential learning offer graduate students exposure to an ever-changing and fast-paced work environment where they can build transferable and marketable skills necessary for a wide range of post-doctoral career paths. We invite students, scientists, and educators to share their experiences that enable development of these skills, such as interdisciplinary collaboration, international research, science communication with policymakers, and stakeholder engagement. Our goal is to advance the discussion about the value of, and successful approaches to, professional development and skills training in graduate education.
Primary Convener:  Julian J Reyes, USDA Climate Hubs, Washington, United States
Conveners:  Jacqueline Burgher, Washington State University, Chemical and Bioengineering, Pullman, WA, United States, Julia I Bradley-Cook, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States and Aaron J Piña, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
Chairs:  Julian J Reyes, USDA Climate Hubs, Washington, United States and Aaron J Piña, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Julian J Reyes, USDA Climate Hubs, Washington, United States
Co-Organized with:
Education, Atmospheric Sciences, and Biogeosciences

  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Emily Grubert, University of Notre Dame, Keough School of Global Affairs, Notre Dame, IN, United States
Rebecca Haacker, NCAR, Education & Outreach, ASP, Boulder, CO, United States and Valerie Sloan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Education & Outreach, Boulder, United States
A Scott Denning1, Jorge A Ramirez2, LeRoy Poff3 and Neil Grigg3, (1)Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, United States, (2)Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (3)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Thomas P Ackerman, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA, United States
Gregg M Garfin1, Julie Brugger1, Eric S Gordon2, Joseph J Barsugli3, Imtiaz Rangwala2 and William Travis4, (1)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University of Colorado at Boulder, Earth Lab (CIRES), Boulder, CO, United States
Stephanie E Hampton, Washington State University, School of the Environment, Pullman, WA, United States
Katalyn Voss, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Melissa A Kenney, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States

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