- Plenary Presentations
- Theme 1 Parallel Presentations
- Theme 2 Parallel Presentations
- Theme 3 Parallel Presentations
- Theme 4 Parallel Presentations
- Poster Abstracts
- Plenary Speaker Profiles
- Student Activities
- Oral Presentation Instructions
- Poster Presentation Information
Student & Young Investigator Activities at the State of the Arctic
A comprehensive program was developed to involve the next generation of polar researchers in the State of the Arctic Conference. Outlined below are activities that were designed specifically for students participating in the meeting.
Students who received State of the Arctic travel scholarships to attend the conference were expected to participate in all events listed below.
The Orchid B room on the main floor of the conference facility will be provided as a "Student Room" during the meeting. The room will be equipped with a large table, Internet, couches, and a power supply. It will be open throughout the conference for informal mentoring and networking, preparing for your presentation, studying, etc.
Pre-Conference Networking & Mentoring Orientation Webinar
Student travel scholarship awardees participated in a pre-State of the Arctic Conference webinar (web seminar) on 12 March 2010. This webinar gave students an opportunity to meet each other and some of the mentors, learn about the activities planned at the conference, receive additional information about the meeting.
Download a PDF of the slides or the conference audio file.
Meet and Greet
Tuesday 16 March 2010, 7:45-8:30 am
Meet fellow students for an informal meet and greet on the first day of the conference. Continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 am for all conference participants, so grab your coffee and food and visit the student room at 7:45 am.
A volunteer sign-up sheet will be available during the Tuesday morning Meet and Greet. Student travel scholarship awardees are required to volunteer 4 hours during the conference. Based on preferences specified in the application, student travel scholarship awardees will be assigned duties and trained accordingly by ARCUS staff.
Conversations with Scientists Luncheon
Wednesday 17 March 2010, 12:45-2:15 pm
The "Conversations with Scientists Luncheon" will be an informal luncheon beginning with short "speed talks" from mentor scientists. Based on mentors' areas of expertise, students will select a table(s) for informal discussions and more information on topics they are interested in.
See a list of conversation topics and mentors for the Conversations with Scientists Luncheon.
The "Conversations with Scientists Luncheon" is open to student travel scholarship awardees. Other students interested in attending should contact julie [at] arcus [dot] org (Julie Griswold). Participation will be limited to the first 60 participants.
Individual Mentoring During the Meeting
Based on scientific discipline and interest areas, student travel scholarship awardees will be matched with mentor scientists for informal mentoring activities. Informal mentoring offers students the chance to interact and build informal relationships with experienced participants.
Informal mentoring activities will be determined between student and mentor, but may include informal discussion and networking, introduction to colleagues, career coaching or advice, encouragement and feedback related to the student's oral or poster presentation, or anything else you can think of!
See a list of individual mentors and student matches.
"Effectively Communicating Climate Change" Workshop
Friday, 19 March 2010, 8:00 am-12:00 Noon
This 4-hour workshop will give participants an opportunity to learn and practice skills for effectively communicating the science of climate change. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Susan Buhr, Director of Education and Outreach at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).
About the Workshop: How can you talk to your friends and family about the often complex, sometimes controversial topic of climate change? This workshop will give you information and opportunities to practice communicating about climate change. The first hour will be an interactive workshop on best practices in climate change and science communications, including strategies for handling controversy. During the second hour, participants will split into facilitated breakout groups to practice communicating about climate science and decision-making in a low-risk setting.
See a list of mentors for the Effectively Communicating Climate Change Workshop
The "Effectively Communicating Climate Change" Workshop is open to student travel scholarship awardees. Other students or meeting participants interested in attending should contact julie [at] arcus [dot] org (Julie Griswold). Participation will be limited to the first 50 participants.
Presenting During the Meeting
All student travel scholarship awardees are expected to give either a poster or oral presentation during the conference.
More information to:
Travel & Logistics
General information about meeting travel and logistics is available on the meeting logistics page. If you have specific questions about your travel and logistics, please contact julie [at] arcus [dot] org (Julie Griswold).
Thank you to the sponsors for making student travel and activities at the State of the Arctic Conference possible!