Schedule of Events

February 23rd - 24th, 2018

(all events free and open to the public)

Full event schedule coming in early 2018

Dr. James E. Hansen received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. He has since gone on to a distinguished career studying planetary atmospheres, and has been one of the leaders in understanding global climate change here on Earth. He is perhaps best known for testifying about global climate change to congressional committees in the 1980s, testimony that began to raise public awareness of this looming existential threat. Dr. Hansen is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's Earth Institute. He has received many awards, including the Sophie and Blue Planet Prizes.

Jacqueline L. Gill is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute. Her lab studies the causes of the end-Pleistocene extinctions of North American megafauna, environmental changes during historical ice ages, and the responses of species to global climate change. Dr. Gill has published in top journals such as Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and her work has been featured in media including BBC News, Morning Edition, and The New York Times.

Dr. Asheley R. Landrum is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Science Communication at Texas Tech University. Dr. Landrum studies how deeply held values affect the processing of science information by the public, and the relationships among difficulty understanding new information, the development of conspiracy theories, and paranoia. She has published in journals such as Nature Climate Change, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Developmental Science, and Cognition and has presented several invited talks related to effective science communication.

Dr. Paul K. Strode has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution and teaches science to high school students in Boulder, Colorado. On his blog, "Mr. Dr. Science Teacher," Dr. Strode posts about science education and teaching science in public schools. His primary interests include deemphasizing grades in high school courses, teaching students to think like scientists, and helping students discriminate between science and pseudoscience. Dr. Strode has presented to the National Association of Biology Teachers and has published his work on teaching science in The American Biology Teacher.