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The Art of the Poster Session
Jenny Baeseman and Kristin Timm

The Art of the Poster Session was presented by Kristin Timm, ARCUS, and Jenny Baeseman, Director of APECS. As many people are preparing for AGU and other conferences coming up, there is likely a lot of work being done to fit as much information on to that poster presentation as possible... this webinar will provide some simple tips on making a good poster and how to attract the most visitors.

For a pdf version of these slides, including a list of resources is available here:

Recorded on 7 December 2010

This video is part of an online lecture series coordinated by APECS, US NSF ARCSS Thermokarst Project, and the University of Canterbury to help early career polar researchers navigate their careers. For more information on the full series, visit


Kristin Timm is a Project Manager at the Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS) and works on a project called PolarTREC, which matches teachers with researchers for research experiences in the polar regions ( With a background in education, community development, and natural resources management, her interests lie in science communication, teacher/researcher collaborations, and global climate change education. She recently finished my bachelor's degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Rural Development with an emphasis in Land, Resource, and Environmental Management. She am planning on beginning a master's degree soon to further my studies in climate change education and teacher researcher collaborations. When not working or at school she enjoy backcountry skiing and snowmachining, floating rivers, cooking, making art, and traveling with her husband, Jake, and their two dogs.

Jenny Baeseman is the Founding Director of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists based in Tromsø, Norway. Her training includes a B.S. in Water Chemistry from the University of WI - Stevens Point, M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, a Ph.D. also in Civil Engineering with an environmental emphasis from the University of Colorado, and postdoctoral training in geosciences at Princeton University. During her training, she has spent 3 summer seasons in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica and has a deep appreciation and interest in the Polar Regions. After being an Assistant Professor in Microbial Ecology, she decided to leave academia to take APECS to the next level. This journey took her to the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska – Fairbanks, where she currently holds an affiliate assistant research professorship and now to the University of Tromsø, the home of the APECS International Office.

One of Jenny's personal goals is to make sure everyone she meets knows that polar bears don't eat penguins - as they live in different polar regions.

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