[pccgrads] Seeking Grad Students and Postdocs Presenters for a new mini-series!

Alex Stote stote at uw.edu
Wed Feb 20 16:21:14 PST 2019

We have an exciting outreach opportunity for three grad students and/or

The PCC Graduate Student Committee (PGraSC) is starting a graduate
student-led offshoot of the popular Climate Science on Tap events about
once a quarter at smaller breweries around Seattle. Each event will be
themed with 2-3 UW grad students and/or postdocs to give short (~10 min)
presentations followed by Q&A.

*Our first event is scheduled for * *March 14th starting at 7pm* at the* Flying
Bike Cooperative Brewery <https://www.flyingbike.coop/>*. The theme for
this event is *“But Where is all the Global Warming? Exploring Recent Cold
Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change.”*

We envision talks roughly surrounding these topics:

1. A talk featuring weather vs. climate, natural variability in the
climate, climate and weather patterns of the US
2. A talk that discusses the recent snow storms in Seattle and puts them
into a historical context. What changes will this region see in the future
under climate change?
3. A talk that discusses the recent polar vortex in the Midwest. What is
a polar vortex, can climate change influence one, and could this be a "new

Please let us know if you’re interested in presenting by sending us 1) what
topic you’re excited to talk about (it doesn’t have to be one of the three
listed, but should be closely related to the theme), and 2) a little about
yourself (e.g. UW department, grad student or postdoc, your research area,
and your experience with giving talks accessible to the public). We’ll
generally prioritize first-come-first-serve, but we aim for a diverse panel
and talks that fit our theme.

Once we’ve chosen our volunteers, we’ll ask to see a preview of your
presentation one week in advance. Because this event is aimed at the
general public, we want to be sure that it is accessible to non-specialists.

We hope you're as excited as we are! Please reach out with any questions.

--The PCC Public Engagement Committee

*Alexandra Stote*
M.M.A Candidate, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
Graduate Certificate Candidate, Program on Climate Change

University of Washington
3707 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98112
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