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.
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Some notes regarding events happening this semester.
Writing group will be held Wednesdays from 1:30-3pm in ASI room 205. Every-other meetup will involve a chance to exchange writing for peer review for the first 45 minutes. This way, if you are only interested in peer review, you can target which meetings to attend. Otherwise, it is a space to focus on writing and to be held accountable for any writing goals you wish to set for yourself. All are welcome to attend!
We will also be hosting a monthly Diversity in Science brown bag lunch with a guest speaker. This is an event designed to allow students to have a frank conversation with each other and an invited speaker regarding their perspective on diversity in our profession and opportunities to overcome any obstacles. The schedule so far is:
Dr. Margaret Brittingham, February 27th, 11:30am-1pm in FRB 217 (see attached flyer)
Dr. Laura Leites, March 23rd, TBD
Dr. Lisette Waits, April 17th, TBD
Stay tuned for more details!
Do you LOVE snacks and meeting with your ESM GSO friends? Come to our general body meeting next week!
Folks were interested in jobs outside of academia, so we will be having three speakers come discuss career opportunities in different federal agencies over the course of the semester. Join us next Tuesday (21st) to hear from Dr. Matt Marshall, the program manager for the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network of the National Parks Service.
We’ll spend the first few minutes going over GSO happenings, then we’ll have a presentation and discussion with Matt. See attached flier for details.
See you there!
We hope your new semester is off to a great start. Please give a warm welcome to our new 2017-2018 ESM GSO officers:
President – David Muñoz
Vice President – Sarah Isbell
Secretary – Tess Gingery
Treasurer – Alison Franklin
Webmaster – Staci Amburgey
Alumni Board Representative – Warren Reed
Co-Social Chair – Danielle Williams and Janet Ellsworth
Faculty Liaison – Will Miller
Faculty Social Committee Liaison – Shannon White
Please also mark your calendars with our first general body meeting on Wednesday, January 25th from 3:30-4:30pm in FRB 105. Come tell us what events you’d like to see your GSO plan!