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APECS-AGU Cryosphere Careers Panel and Pub Meetup

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:00-7:00 pm

Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate C3 Join us for a panel discussion by cryosphere experts! Our five panelists are at various stages of their careers both within and outside of academia. Conversation will cover the opportunities and challenges faced by scientists and public and private sector employees who have made careers out of studying or working in the world's poles. The floor will be open for the audience to engage in a moderated discussion on any and all aspects of careers in polar science and outreach, and it will also be live-tweeted. This event is sponsored by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the AGU Cryosphere Focus Group.

Our confirmed panelists are:

  • Dr. Larry Hinzman, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Prof. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Dr. Vena Chu, UC President's Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Geography, UC Berkeley

  • Dr. Gifford Wong, AAAS/AGI Congressional Science Fellow, American Geosciences Institute

  • Helen Wiggins, Director of Programs, Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S.

  • Kathy Young, Greenland Field Equipment Manager, Polar Field Services

After the panel, we’ll head to The Chieftain Irish Pub and Restaurant (198 Fifth Street) for more discussion, networking, and free appetizers from 7:30-9:00. Join us there even if you can’t make the panel. We welcome attendees at *all career stages*!

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