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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.