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SC CSC Lead PI Named One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

THU, APRIL 24, 2014, 11:26 AM EST

Katharine Hayhoe, a Lead Principal Investigator for the South Central Climate Science Center, has been named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People! Read More >


SC CSC Lead PI Promotes Climate Change Awareness

THU, APRIL 10, 2014, 04:38 PM EST

Katharine Hayhoe, Lead Principal Investigator at the Texas Tech University for the South Central Climate Science Center, is involved in several initiatives to communicate the impacts of climate change to a broad community. Read More >

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SC CSC Works with Tribes on Environmental Initiatives this Spring!

MON, MARCH 17, 2014, 10:10 AM EST

The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) is looking forward to several opportunities to work with Native American Tribes this Spring to promote environmental awareness and enhance environmental programs within Tribal communities. Read More >

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Research Paper Wins "Outstanding Scientific Publication" at Wildlife Society Meeting

WED, MARCH 5, 2014, 11:23 AM EST

The Paper "The Predicted Influence of Climate Change on Lesser Prairie-Chicken Reproductive Parameters" won "Outstanding Scientific Publication" at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting this past week. Read More >

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SC CSC Hosts Workshop on Communicating the Impacts of Climate Change

TUE, FEBRUARY 18, 2014, 09:21 AM EST

On February 6-7, 2014, the South Central Climate Science Center hosted a workshop on the communication and policy aspects of climate change. Sessions focused on topics such as how to clearly communicate climate science to general audiences. Read More >


South Central CSC Offers Undergraduate Summer Internship for Underrepresented Minorities

FRI, FEBRUARY 14, 2014, 09:37 AM EST

The SC CSC is pleased to announce that they will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2014 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Read More >


South Central CSC Welcomes Mike Langston as Assistant Director!

THU, FEBRUARY 6, 2014, 07:45 PM EST

The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) is excited to welcome Dr. Mike Langston to the staff as SC CSC Assistant Director. Read More >

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Energy Generation Project Underway at Texas Tech University Center

WED, FEBRUARY 5, 2014, 03:17 PM EST

The Llano River Field Station at the Texas Tech University Center in Junction is now generating electricity for two buildings on the Junction Campus. This project is unique in that it involves both solar and wind energy generation at the same location. Read More >

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SC CSC to Lead Activity at 2014 Women in Science Conference

FRI, JANUARY 24, 2014, 03:04 PM EST

The Women in Science Conference is designed to allow students to engage in hands-on science activities; learn about science and technology career opportunities from top female scientists and engineers; and receive college preparation information. Read More >


SC CSC Staff Participates in Chickasaw and Choctaw Nation Events

WED, JANUARY 22, 2014, 10:08 AM EST

SC CSC Sustainability Scientist will participate in the upcoming Chickasaw Nation Environmental Health and Safety Expo of 2014 and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 2014 Career Expo. Read More >

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CSC Climate Research Featured in DOI Weekly Video

MON, DECEMBER 30, 2013, 03:34 PM EST

The Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) were recently featured in the Department of the Interior "This Week at Interior" video on December 20, 2013. Watch Video >

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Interior Announces New 2013 Research Projects at the South Central Climate Science Center

THU, DECEMBER 19, 2013, 12:49 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the South Central CSC is awarding about $1.2 million to universities and other partners for research to guide resource managers in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Read More >


SC CSC Director to Join Water Research Advisory Board

TUE, DECEMBER 17, 2013, 03:05 PM EST

Dr. Kim Winton, Director of the South Central Climate Science Center, has been invited to join the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute (OWRRI) Water Research Advisory Board (WRAB). Read More >


The University of Oklahoma To Lead the Southern Plains Transportation Center

SUN, DECEMBER 8, 2013, 10:44 AM EST

The University of Oklahoma, host to the South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC), was recently awarded a $2.6 million grant to lead regional transportation efforts for the next two years by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Read More >


New Report Focuses on Saline Groundwater in the Southern Midcontinent of the US

TUE, DECEMBER 3, 2013, 04:34 PM EST

A new report "Hydrogeology, distribution, and volume of saline groundwater in the southern midcontinent and adjacent areas of the United States", examines several different aspects of saline groundwater in 22 aquifers in the south central US. Read More >


SC CSC Researchers Contribute to Article on Assessing the Credibility of Downscaled Climate Projections

MON, NOVEMBER 25, 2013, 03:17 PM EST

South Central CSC researchers at Texas Tech University and NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory contributed to a recent article in Eos on assessing the credibility of high-resolution downscaled climate projections. Read More >


South Central CSC Research Workshop - 2013

FRI, NOVEMBER 1, 2013, 02:01 PM EST

The SC CSC held a workshop on Oct 28-29, 2013, in Norman, OK, for about 100 researchers, federal and tribal representatives, and LCC Coordinators from our region to develop some ideas for scientific collaborations. Read More >

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University of Oklahoma Research Campus Named 2013 Outstanding Research Park

THU, OCTOBER 31, 2013, 03:15 PM EST

The University of Oklahoma (OU) Research Campus has been named 2013 Outstanding Research Park by the Association of University Research Parks. OU is the host institution for the South Central Climate Science Center. Read More >


New Citizen Science Field Photo iPhone App

TUE, OCTOBER 22, 2013, 02:15 PM EST

A new citizen science tool, the Field Photo iPhone app, will contribute to a Global Geo-Referenced Field Photo Library. This tool was developed at the University of Oklahoma. Read More >


SC CSC Participates in Indian Education Summit

TUE, OCTOBER 22, 2013, 01:36 PM EST

April Taylor, Sustainability Scientist at the South Central Climate Science Center, will attend the 2013 Indian Education Summit, "Indian Education For All", to introduce the SC CSC and conduct outreach. Read More >


SC CSC Project Researcher Nominated for Prestigious Awards

TUE, OCTOBER 22, 2013, 10:38 AM EST

Katharine Hayhoe, a South Central Climate Science Center Project Researcher, has been nominated for three prestigious awards for her work in climate change science and public service. Read More >

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SC CSC Participates in Choctaw Labor Day Festival

MON, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, 10:48 AM EST

On August 30- September 2nd, 2013, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma hosted their 66th Annual Choctaw Labor Day Festival in Tuskahoma, OK. South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) staff and SC CSC consortium member conducted outreach at the festival. Read More >

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SC CSC Staff Assist with Training Class for Native American Tribal Staff

THU, AUGUST 22, 2013, 09:23 AM EST

The South Central CSC assisted with a training class for Native American tribal staff members in Shawnee, Oklahoma on August 13 and 14, 2013. Read More >


SC CSC Volunteers at OU Meteorology Camp

THU, AUGUST 1, 2013, 01:30 PM EST

Staff and students from the South Central Climate Science Center recently volunteered to talk to 9th and 10th graders at the University of Oklahoma Meteorology Camp about preparing for college in STEM fields. Read More >


South Central CSC Welcomes New Intern!

WED, JULY 10, 2013, 12:09 PM EST

Ms. Katherine Underwood joined the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, The Chickasaw Nation, and the South Central Climate Science Center (CSC) team to assist in preparing tribal outreach documents, preparing for tribal conferences, and other tasks. Read More >

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SC CSC Releases New Strategic Science Plan for 2013-2018

WED, JULY 3, 2013, 08:50 AM EST

The South Central Climate Science Center's first Strategic Science Plan for 2013-2018 describes the role of the SC CSC among partners and stakeholders and establishes science priorities that the SC CSC will address through research. Read More >

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American Indian Math and Science Society Students Attend Workshop at SC CSC

THU, JUNE 13, 2013, 12:26 PM EST

The American Indian Math and Science Society students recently attended a 3 day workshop hosted at the University of Oklahoma, at the South Central Climate Science Center. Read More >


Official launch of the Early Career Climate Forum

TUE, JUNE 11, 2013, 02:24 PM EST

The Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF) is a network of early career climate science researchers and professionals dedicated to improving research and practice through collaboration and communication. Read More >


New Publication on Karst Ecosystems and Climate Change

TUE, JUNE 4, 2013, 10:46 AM EST

The first publication of a study (Long and Mahler, 2013) supported by the SC CSC describes the development and application of a rainfall-response model that will be used to forecast future responses to climate change in these two aquifers. Read More >


Oklahoma Universities Awarded $24 Million for Climate-Related Research

MON, JUNE 3, 2013, 11:09 AM EST

Oklahoma has been awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation and $4 million from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to research adaptation of socio-ecological systems to climate variability and change. Read More >