Braiding your River: CIRES Career Development Series

Braiding your River: CIRES Career Development Series

The CIRES Career Development Series supports personal learning and provides inclusive opportunities for CIRES researchers to connect and grow together by offering a monthly 1 hour workshop focused on developing diverse professional skills.

Previous Workshops 

September 9th 12-1 pm: The CIRES Mentoring Program: A Panel Discussion with Katy Human (CIRES Administration), Mimi Hughes (NOAA Scientist), Aleya Kaushik (CIRES Postdoc), and Ryan Cassotto (CIRES Research Scientist)

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May 13th 12-1 pm: Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers with Dana Stamo (STEM Routes) and Rebecca Batchelor (CIRES E&O, GEO-REU Network) 

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June 17th 12-1 pm: Collaborative, Interdisciplinary, Team Science with John Crockett (Associate VP of Research Advancement, San Diego State University, The Center for Research, Excellence and Diversity in Team Science (CREDITS) co-PI)

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July 15th 12-1 pm: Building a Meaningful Support Network with Christine Wiedinmyer (CIRES Associate Director of Science, Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) leadership)

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Other Potential Topics

Time management; effective communication; building industry partnerships; project management; meaningful education and outreach; innovation and entrepreneurship; safety and inclusion in the field; writing effective proposals.

What would you like to learn in support of your career journey?

Contact us with other ideas.

Why Braiding Your River?

From this piece by CIRES authors and colleagues, the braided river framework allows us to perceive varied pathways into and within STEM careers and to better appreciate evolving occupational goals, and opportunities for lifelong continuing education. We aim to normalize the idea of individuals changing pace and direction as circumstances and opportunities arise, and create support structures that accommodate and empower people.

Keep up to date on opportunities and news from CIRES Education & Outreach

Phone: 303-492-5670
Fax: 303-735-3644


CIRES Education and Outreach
University of Colorado Boulder
488 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0449

Office Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm -- fall and spring semesters 

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