Public speaking is a big part of any academic’s job (and many other jobs, come to that). Crippling nerves are debilitating, and can inhibit a speaker’s flow and presence. If you suffer from severe nerves in this way, the best advice I can give you is to a) seek professional guidance on public speaking, and b) to practise and do it often. Continue reading
Do you consider yourself a science communicator? Does your research group participate in public outreach? Do you have creative ways to engage non-technical audiences in your research? Have you ever evaluated your education and outreach efforts? If so, we invite you to share with us during an informative session titled The Role of Scientists as Communicators: From the Classroom to the Pub (ED038) at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting in December. Continue reading
I’ve been awarded a SCAR Fellowship! I will be visiting the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington to research the impacts of Holocene climate change on small glaciers on James Ross Island. We will use this information to attempt to predict their future behaviour. I will be a visiting SCAR Fellow for 5 months from February next year.
Dr Tom Bracegirdle from the British Antarctic Survey presented a plenary at the 2012 SCAR-OSC, where he showed us his projections for climate change and sea level rise over the next 100 years from his modelling experiments. Continue reading
Busy day at the ISMASS Workshop here at SCAR 2012 (see here: ISMASS website). There were invited lectures from a number of prominent scientists, including Erik Ivins, Pippa Whitehouse, Jay Zwally, Catherine Ritz, Slawek Tulaczyk, Catia Domingues, and Robert Nicholls. For me, two talks stood out as exceptional. Continue reading
In just a couple of weeks, I am going to the SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) conference in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading