GLOBAL CHANGE EDUCATION PROGRAM

ORIENTATION

June 8 — June 15, 2008

AGENDA
Crowne Plaza Hotel
401 W. Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville, TN

June 8, 2008 - SUNDAY

Welcome to the GCEP Orientation

1:00-6:00

 

 

GCEP Registration and Welcome Table - Hotel Lobby

6:00-8:30

Initial Working Session - Salon A

(Evening Buffet)

6:30-8:00  

Welcome to GCEP, SURE and GREF

Jeff Gaffney, Chief Scientist GCEP, UALR
Nancy Marley, Asst. Chief Scientist GCEP, UALR
Estelle Gilbreth, GCEP Program Assistant
Milton Constantin, GCEP Program Manager, ORISE

June 9, 2008 - MONDAY

General Talks on Climate Change

 
7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast
SALON C
8:30- 8:45 Welcome to GCEP SURE and GREF Orientation
Milton Constantin
Program Manager, ORISE
8:45-9:00
Overview of Orientation
Jeffrey Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock
9:00-10:00
Views From Space Shuttle: Earth from a Different Perspective
Justin Wilkinson
NASA
10:00-10:30          Break
10:30-11:30
11:30-12:00 Discussion
12:00-1:30                         Lunch
On Your Own
1:30-2:00
So How Bad Is It?  Review of IPOC Findings
Nancy Marley
Asst. Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock
2:00-2:30                      

And How Bad Is It Going To Get?  Some Projections for the Future
Jeff Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00

Marvin L. Wesely GREF Award 2008
Sarah L. O'Brien, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jeff Gaffney
Milton Constantin

The Role of Soil Aggregates in the Recovery of Soil C and N
in a Restored Tallgrass Prairie Chronosequence

Sarah L. O'Brien
University of Illinois at Chicago

June 10, 2008 - TUESDAY

General Talks on Climate Change

 
7:30-9:00
Continental Breakfast
SALON C
9:00-10:00
Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink!
Nancy Marley

Asst. Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock
10:00-10:30 Discussion
10:30
Break
11:00-12:00

Overview of Carbon Sequestration Programs
Jeff Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

12:00-1:30
Lunch
On Your Own
1:30-2:30
2:30-3:30
3:30-4:00
Break
4:00-4:30
Field Trip Preview
Rich Norby
ORNL
June 11, 2008 - WEDNESDAY  
Field Trip
8:30 Board Motor Coach - Front of Hotel
9:00-5:00

ORNL - Ecology Field Sites - Neutron Spallation Source - Super Computer - Virtualization Room

Milton Constantin
Jeff Gaffney
Nancy Marley
Rich Norby and Staff

June 12, 2008– THURSDAY

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement and Climate Change - (ARM) Program
 
7:30-8:30
Continental Breakfast
SALON C
8:30-9:00
Atmospheric Chemistry Measurements of Asian Plumes Measured in Central Oregon
Emily Fischer
GREF Fellow / University of Washington, Seattle
9:00-10:00
ARM Overview
Doug Sisterson
Argonne National Laboratory
10:00-10:30
Break
10:30-12:00
Climate Change: The Real Deal or Just a Good Story?
Doug Sisterson
Nancy Marley
Jeff Gaffney
12:00-1:30 Lunch
On Your Own
1:30-2:30
Biotic and Abiotic Controls on Ecosystem Structure and Function in a Changing World
Aimee Classen
ORNL
2:30-3:00
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30

Impacts of Elevated CO2 and Tropospheric Ozone on the Growth and Productivity of Trees
Victoria Wittig
GREF Fellow / Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

June 13, 2008 - FRIDAY

Atmospheric Science Program (ASP)

 
7:30-9:00
Continental Breakfast
SALON C
9:00-9:30

Overview of ASP Program
Jeff Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock

Nancy Marley
Asst. Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

9:30-10:30

Latest Updates on Megacity Studies - Aerosol Forcing from Biomass Buring
Jeff Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock

Nancy Marley
Asst. Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

10:30
Break
11:00-12:00

Investigation of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions for Arctic Stratiform Clouds in a Large Eddy Simulation
Erika Roesler
GREF Fellow / University of Michigan

12:00-1:30

Lunch
On Your Own

1:30-2:30

Renewables and Sustainability:  Food for Thought - or Energy?
Jeff Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock

Nancy Marley
Asst. Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

2:30-3:30
Delivering Power in a Carbon-Constrained World
John W. Meyers
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
3:30-4:00
Break
4:00-4:30
Measuring Boundary Layer Turbulence with Raman Lidar: Implications for Climate Models
Erin Hokanson
GREF Fellow / University of Wisconsin, Madison
June 14, 2008 - SATURDAY  
7:30-9:00
Continental Breakfast
SALON C
 9:00-10:00

Looking Into Graduate Schools - How To Be Successful in the Application Process
Jeff Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock

Nancy Marley
Asst. Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

10:00
Break
10:30-11:30

The Do's and Don'ts of Writing Posters, Papers and Proposals
Jeff Gaffney
Chief Scientist GCEP
Univeristy of Arkansas Little Rock

Nancy Marley
Asst. Chief Scientist GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

11:30 Lunch
On Your Own
Afternoon Free  
6:30 – 8:00

June 15, 2008 - SUNDAY

 

 

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER

and

SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE IN GCEP

 
 

The Global Change Education Program is funded by the
U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Biological and Environmental Research