Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


On 12 December 2010, the day before the 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, 16 early career scientists participated in a career development workshop sponsored by the University of Alaska, the International Arctic Research Center, Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS), APECS, and the Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN). Seven mentors spent much of the day working with workshop participants, covering information about how to succeed in academic and research careers, outreach methods in proposal writing, and how to communicate polar research to various audiences. The mentors received great reviews from the participants, citing their knowledge and enthusiasm as one of the greatest parts of the workshop. Overall, participants were pleased with the workshop and felt that they would be very likely to use the information they learned in the future.

Some of the talks were recorded by either audio or video, and we will make them and the slides available on the APECS website within the coming months.

A special thanks to the great mentors who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in the workshop: Daniel Julius, Bob Bindschadler, Geoff Haines-Stiles, Erica Key, Hans-Peter Marshall, Elena Sparrow, and Lindsay Knippenberg. We would also like to thank Kristin Timm, Anna Wagner, and Anna Liljedahl for organizing this workshop.

This workshop was made possible because of a generous contribution from the University of Alaska System. Meeting space was sponsored by the Arctic Research Consortium of the US and miscellaneous expenses were covered by APECS.


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