The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) will host a Graduate Student, Post-Doc, and Early Career Researcher Workshop on June 15-20, 2014 in Norman, OK.
This professional development workshop will assemble a multidisciplinary group of graduate students, post-docs, and early career researchers conducting climate-related research across the South-Central U.S. The goals of the workshop are to:
(1) introduce participants to the goals, structure, and unique research-related challenges of the SC CSC and its place within the U.S. Department of the Interior and the larger CSC network, offering them insight into how their research fits into the broader research priority goals and its eventual applicability to end user needs across the region;
(2) provide an opportunity for participants to present their research to fellow peers;
(3) facilitate interdisciplinary interactions between participants within the SC CSC purview in an effort to foster collaboration opportunities; and
(4) generate a set of digitally recorded presentations on the SC CSC enterprise and a “how to” guide for conducting a similar workshop in the future.
A major benefit of this workshop will be the development of a cohort of early-career professionals who can continue networking through their research pathways and who can understand and eventually lead outcome-oriented, interdisciplinary research.