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CoS Graduate Writing Workshop: "Telling and Selling the Story Hiding in your Dataset"

On Friday, November 13, 2015, thirteen EAS PhD students participated in a six-hour Georgia Tech College of Sciences graduate student science communication workshop "Telling and Selling the Story Hiding in your Dataset". The workshop was led by Sarah Simpson (former Scientific American editor and current Education and Public Outreach Director for the NASA Astrobiology Institute Alternative Earths team based at UC Riverside), organized by EAS faculty member Jennifer Glass, and sponsored by GT College of Sciences.

Emily Christ 1st place in the PhD Student Paper Contest at the Cotton Agronomy and Physiology Conference

The Cotton Agronomy and Physiology Conference held during the 2016 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans, Louisiana January 5th-7th 2016 was the awarding entity. The title of the presentation was "Predicting Heat Stress in Cotton Using Probabilistic Canopy Temperature Forecasts".

GEAS Alumni of the Year Lecture: Angela Fritz

The Graduates in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (GEAS) committee would like to invite you to attend the GEAS Alumni of the Year Lecture which will be held Thursday, October 22nd, at 3:30 pm in the Ford Environmental Science and Technology building, classroom L1205.

Faculty member Kim Cobb on El Nino's extreme effects in The Washington Post

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, led by professor Kim Cobb, spent two weeks on Christmas Island in early November conducting photographic surveys of the corals there and installing devices to capture data on environmental conditions, such as temperature. While there, they discovered that 50 to 90 percent of the corals they observed had bleached, thanks to the warm-water effects of El Niño. Even more concerning, up to 30 percent were already dead at some sites.

EAS Ph.D. student Pamela Grothe wins 3rd place & People's Choice in Three-minute thesis competition.

From Christmas Island to People's Choice

 

Congratulations to Pamela Grothe, a Ph.D. student in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, on winning 3rd place as well as being chosen as the “People's Choice” in the inaugural Georgia Tech "Three-minute thesis" (3MT®) competition.

Prof. Kim Cobb: Corals as expert witnesses to climate change

Thursday, September 24, 2015

7:00 PM

Clary Theater in The Bill Moore Student Success Center

Professor Peter Webster recipient of the AGU 2015 International Award

Professor Webster is receiving this award in recognition for 'making an outstanding contribution to furthering the Earth and space sciences and using science for the benefit of society in developing nations.' As AGU President Margaret Leinen expressed on her recognition letter. The International Award is given to one honoree (individual scientist, group, or small team) annually.

Professor Peter Webster Invited to Halley Lectures

Abstract: Each year the monsoons bring rainfall to nearly half the population of the planet. Small
variations in monsoon rainfall can lead to flood or drought, feast or famine. Therefore, explaining

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