Monthly Archives: March 2017

Next Diversity in Science lunch!

Hey all,

We are quickly approaching our second Diversity in Science brown bag lunch event. The aim of this event is to provide a casual space and invite a speaker to discuss what diversity currently looks like in our profession and what the future holds. This includes the challenges to diversity but also the ways to overcome such obstacles. The focus of this lunch will be challenges faced by international researchers in the US, the importance of international collaboration, and the atmosphere for female forestry researchers currently.
The lunch will be:
Date: Thursday, March 23rd from 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: FRB 217
Speaker: Dr. Laura Leites

Dr. Leites did her undergraduate degree at Universidad de la República, Uruguay before moving to the United States for her Masters and PhD at University of Idaho. She focuses on using statistical modeling to predict changes and manage forest ecosystems in response to climate change. She is also active in involving students in international research experience with a collaborative program in Italy for select undergraduate and graduate researchers.
See the attached flyer and please encourage your ESM peers to attend! This lunch is restricted to graduate students and postdocs as to cultivate a safe environment for the speaker to discuss topics without other faculty or staff present.
Feel free to come, bring your lunch, stay for the entire or part of the time, and chat with Dr. Leites.
Please feel free to contact sma279@psu.edu with suggestions, thoughts, or questions.

Reminder: Crockpot Cook-Off tomorrow!

Come to the Crockpot Cook-Off tomorrow from 11am-1pm in 217 FRB! We have ten entries for you to try ($2 to taste all the dishes). You’ll also feel good about yourself for supporting the graduate student organization! Food, friends, and contributing? Does it get any better?
 
Remember to bring bowls, mugs, and utensils if you can to help cut down on the waste. 
 
 
Hope to see you all there!