GLOBAL CHANGE EDUCATION PROGRAM

ORIENTATION

June 6 — June 10, 2010

AGENDA

Crowne Plaza Hotel
401 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN

June 6, 2010 - 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)

Welcome to GCEP, SURE and GREF

Dr. Jeff Gaffney, Mentoring Coordinator GCEP, UALR
Dr. Nancy Marley, Asst. Mentoring Coordinator GCEP, UALR
Dr. Milton Constantin, GCEP Program Manager, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

 

June 7, 2010 - MONDAY

General Talks on Climate Change and the Atmospheric System Research Program

 

 
7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast
Salon C
8:30- 8:45

Welcome to GCEP SURE and GREF Orientation

Milton Constantin
Program Manager, ORAU

8:45-9:00

Overview of Orientation

Jeff Gaffney
Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

9:00-10:00

"Atmospheric Systems Research Facilities - ARM"

Jeff Gaffney
Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30

"Atmospheric Systems Research - CARES and GVAX"

Jeff Gaffney, Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
Nancy Marley, Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

11:30-12:00 Discussion
12:00-1:30                         Lunch
On Your Own
1:30-2:30
"Response of Nitrogen Processes and Microbial Transcripts To Soil Wet-Up"

Sarah Placella
GREF Fellow
University of California, Berkeley

2:30-3:30                      

"Digging Deeper: Root-soil Interactions Under Rising Atmospheric (CO2)

Colleen Iversen
Staff Scientist, ORNL

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00

"Moisture Sources and Sinks Derived from Water Isotopic Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer"

Derek Brown

June 8, 2010 - TUESDAY

General Climate Change Research Issues and DOE Facilities

 
7:30-9:00
Continental Breakfast
Salon C
9:00-10:00

DOE Facilities - EML, APS, NSLS, SNS, and other Acronyms

Jeff Gaffney
Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

10:00-10:30 Discussion (EMSL and other DOE Facilities)
10:30-11:00
Break
11:00-12:00

"Global and Regional Climate Modeling at the Peta-scale"

David Erickson
ORNL

12:00-1:30
Lunch
On Your Own
1:30-2:30

"The Effect of War and its Aftermath on Land Use and Land Cover Change in Jinotega, Nicaragua"

Esther Zeledon
GREF Fellow
University of California, Berkeley

2:30-3:30

The Other Greenhouse Gases, and Aerosols - Links to the Stratosphere.

Jeff Gaffney, Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
Nancy Marley, Asst. Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

3:30-4:00
Break
4:00-5:00

Climate Change and Energy.

Jeff Gaffney
Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

June 9, 2010 - WEDNESDAY

DOE Ecology and Mentor Advice

 
7:30-9:00
Continental Breakfast
Salon C
9:00-10:00

Ecology Research in DOE: An Overview.

Jeff Gaffney
Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30

"Elevated CO2 Does Not Ameliorate Drought Stress in Soybeans"

Sharon Gray
GREF Fellow
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

11:30-12:00

Renewables and Sustainability: Food for Thought - or Energy?

Jeff Gaffney, Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
Nancy Marley, Asst. Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

12:00-1:30 Lunch
On Your Own
1:30-3:00

Looking Into Graduate Schools - How To Be Successful in the Application Process.

Jeff Gaffney, Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
Nancy Marley, Asst. Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30

The Do's and Don'ts of Writing Posters, Papers, and Proposals.

Jeff Gaffney, Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
Nancy Marley, Asst. Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

6:30-8:00

Professional Societies and What They Are All About.

Jeff Gaffney
Mentoring Coordinator GCEP
University of Arkansas Little Rock

June 10, 2010 - THURSDAY

 

 

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