CIRES/NOAA Science@Home

Speaker Series | Connecting your virtual classroom directly with scientists

CIRES/NOAA Science@Home

The CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home webinar series is intended to connect middle and high school students that are now in the virtual/remote learning landscape with scientists. Each webinar features a 10-15 minute presentation by a scientists about how they got into science, what they do as a scientist, and what it is that they research, followed by 10-15 minutes of live Q&A.

Webinars can be viewed in any order as each stands alone. 

These webinars ran weekly in Spring and Fall 2020 and feature a broad range of scientists working in climate science, polar science, ocean science, and atmospheric science.

Looking for our monthly Spanish-Language series? Head over to: CIRES/NOAA Serie La Ciencia-en-Casa 

Webinars in This Series

Videos

CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home: Matthew Burgess
CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home: Matthew Burgess

Dr. Matthew Burgess talks about science policy and how math, economics, and climate science are related.

Dr. Matthew Burgess is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies, with a courtesy appointment in Economics. His research focuses on natural resource management, endangered species conservation, and…

CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home: Walt Meier
CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home: Walt Meier

Dr. Walt Meier presents on Sea Ice (What it is and why we study it) Dr. Walt Meier is an expert in sea ice with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). His research focuses on studying the changing sea ice cover using satellite sensors and investigation of impacts of the declining Arctic sea ice on climate…

CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home: Ryan Cassotto
CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home: Ryan Cassotto

Dr. Ryan Cassotto presents on: Radars and Remote Sensing of Glaciers

 

Ryan is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado. His research interests are in the geophysical deformation of the shallow earth, with a…

CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home: Julio Sepúlveda
CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home: Julio Sepúlveda

What do fossil molecules tell us about Earth’s history and the extinction of dinosaurs? In this presentation, Dr. Julio Sepúlveda weaves together chemistry, biology, history, and paleoclimatology. Julio is an Earth scientist who studies the co-evolution of life and climate over geological timescales, all the way…

Science@Home w/ Aleya Kaushik
Science@Home w/ Aleya Kaushik

In this presentation, Dr. Aleya Kaushik, a CIRES postdoctoral fellow working on water-carbon cycle interactions at NOAA GMD, presents on the Arctic Climate Cycle.

Community Action, Carbon Cycle, Climate Education
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Rosimar Rios-Berrios
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Rosimar Rios-Berrios

In this webinar, Dr. Rosimar Rios-Berrios presented on her research in hurricanes, cyclones, and forecasting.

Dr. Rosimar Rios-Berrios works in the Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Lab at UCAR in Boulder. Her research broadly focuses on tropical…

Natural Hazards, People and Health
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Mel Zhang
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Mel Zhang

In this video, Mel Zhang presents on: Seismology: What It Is and How I Got Into It

Mel is a graduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she studies the seismology of subduction margins where slow slip events ("slow earthquakes") have been observed. She's interested in the interactions and…

Natural Hazards
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Mike Koontz
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Mike Koontz

Dr. Koontz presented on: Understanding Where Wildfires and Insects Kill Trees Using Drones and Satellites

Michael is a postdoc with the Earth Lab and CIRES at the University of Colorado in Boulder working with …

Wildfire, Natural Hazards
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Shuka Schwarz
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Shuka Schwarz

Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz is a research scientist in NOAA's Chemical Science Laboratory. In this presentation he talks about wildfire and crop burning smoke and what it's like to be a scientist.

Natural Hazards, Wildfire
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Andy Hoell
CIRES/NOAA Science@Home w/ Andy Hoell

Dr. Hoell presents on: Flash Drought

(Flash Droughts are defined as an event with greater than or equal to two categories degradation in a four-week period based on the U.S. Drought Monitor.)

Andy Hoell works in NOAA's Physical Sciences Laboratory. He researches the predictability of weather and…

Drought, Natural Hazards
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Peter Martin
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Peter Martin

Dr. Peter Martin presented on his research in and of New Guinea. In particular, when did it form and how it impacted historical climate change. 

This webinar is part of the CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home series. 

CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: CrowdMag
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: CrowdMag

Dr. Rick Saltus, and Dr. Neesha Schnepf presented on their recent research in geomagnetism and talk about their crowd-sourcing app: CrowdMag

This webinar is part of the CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home series. 

Geomagnetism, Community Action
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Mylène Jacquemart
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Mylène Jacquemart

In this webinar, Mylène Jacquemart talked about her research working to ID triggers of sudden glacier detachments: destructive glacial process that buried kilometers of Alaskan forest.

CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Elizabeth Thompson
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Elizabeth Thompson

In this webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Thompson discussed how learning about weather can also teach us a lot about the ocean - it's the same but backwards. The oceans impact weather across the entire world, but these invisible interactions are some of the most difficult to measure or predict. This webinar is part of the…

CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Noah Fierer
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Noah Fierer

In this webinar, Dr. Noah Fierer presented on his recent work looking at the microorganisms living in soils of Antarctica, one of the driest and coldest places on Earth. He discussed how and why he went to Antarctica to study these microorganisms and what they can tell us about life on our planet and the potential…

Soil Science, Biology and Ecosystems
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Lincoln Pitcher
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Lincoln Pitcher

In this webinar, Dr. Lincoln Pitcher presented on recent research about meltwater production, transport and export from the Greenland Ice Sheet. He talked about what glacier hydrology field research in Greenland is like, and why studying Greenland Ice Sheet hydrologic processes is important.

CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Amy Butler
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Amy Butler

In this webinar, Dr. Amy Butler talked about the Polar Vortex. She focused on why she became an atmospheric scientist, presented a brief overview of the stratosphere and the ozone layer, and discussed how we might use information about the stratospheric polar vortex to make extended-range weather forecasts.

CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Janice Bytheway
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Janice Bytheway

In this webinar, Dr. Janice Bytheway talked about precipitation - how it forms, and a little bit on how we observe and predict it.

CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Ted Scambos
CIRES/NOAA Science-At-Home: Ted Scambos

In this webinar, check back for the recording, Dr. Ted Scambos presented a 'science travelogue' for the continent of Antarctica. His nineteen expeditions to Antarctica, in every region of the continent and the sea ice that surrounds it, has made him an expert in the field. 

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