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 excited to launch again this fall semester after a successful spring series. This series is intended to connect middle and high school classrooms 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.

These webinars will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 1:00pm MT during the fall semester (possibly into the spring).

Each month will feature an overarching theme:

  • September = Natural Hazards and Resilience
  • October = Climate (from the atmosphere to the oceans and anything in between)
  • November = Polar Science 
  • December = Science Communication
All webinars will be live streamed with Microsoft Live Events (the URL changes each week, please click on the webinars below to get the upcoming URL).

If you would like weekly email reminders about the series (and each presenter's direct URL in your inbox), please register.

 

Looking for our monthly series CIRES/NOAA Serie La Ciencia-en-Casa? We'll have monthly presentations in Spanish on each of the themes above.

Upcoming Events

Science@Home: Hidden Secrets of Fossil Molecules w/ Julio Sepúlveda
- Webinar

Dr. Julio Sepúlveda will present: What do fossil molecules tell us about Earth’s history and the extinction of dinosaurs?

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Science@Home Glaciers w/ Ryan Cassotto
- Webinar

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

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Science@Home Ice Dynamics w/ Twila Moon
- Webinar

Presentation Topic: Ice Dynamics

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Science@Home Sea Ice w/ Walt Meier
- Webinar

Dr. Walt Meier will present on: Sea Ice - What it is? Why do we study it?

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Science@Home: Environmental Economics in a Polarized World w/ Matt Burgess
- Webinar

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 issues in global sustainability.

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Webinars in This Series

Videos

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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