The first biogeoscience seminar of the semester was followed by the annual fall social!
The Biogeoscience Program celebrated the end of the semester with an annual holiday party on December 7, 2016.
Graduate students participated in a Gingerbread Your Research activity to represent their work with gingerbread and candy!
Biology PhD Candidate Amanda Gallinat used oreos and gummy worms to describe her research involving bird fecal pellets:
The Biogeoscience Outings Club went for a group hike in Sudbury, MA on November 19, 2016 with graduate students, postdocs, faculty and family.
The BU Biogeoscience Outings and Outreach Committee is excited to announce an upcoming field trip to visit the Blue Hills Observatory (oldest continually-operated weather observatory in the U.S) to take a guided tour of the facilities and learn about the climate research being conducted at the observatory.
When: Saturday February 6, 2016 – plan to arrive at Blue Hills by 9:15 am.
What: Visit a beautiful park and the oldest climate record in the country…all right in our backyard!
Transportation: We will carpool there.
Duration: The tour of the observatory will last until about 11 or 11:30.
Other Details: There are snacks and drinks available for purchase at the Observatory, but feel free to also bring snacks, water, and a lunch. We will have hot apple cider, so bring a mug if you want some! It is winter, so dress accordingly.
All students, faculty, postdocs, and families are welcome. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Please join us Monday, Feb 22nd from 3-5 PM in CAS 132 for the second workshop of the semester:
“Make your own website workshop”
Are you soon to be graduating, looking for a new job in academia, or simply wanting to better advertise your research? Are you confused by the myriad options for free website design and want to find the one that is right for you?
Then come to our workshop this upcoming Monday!
Topics to be covered include:
– Examples of different academic website designs from our own programs as well as recent or upcoming faculty candidates
– Introduction and walkthroughs of two easy to use website design tools (Weebly and GithubPages)
– Hands-on instruction from two experts and time provided to start your own site
Bring your laptop and your CV/resume for the second part of the workshop (4-5pm) so that you can get started on your own website! If nothing else, come for the free food and drink.
The “Demystifying the Publication Process” workshop will be held from 3-5 PM in CAS 132 on February 1, 2016. Please bring your questions, as we’ll have lots of time for open Q&A. We’ll also have snacks and refreshments! Topics to be covered by faculty include:
Writing with the goal of publishing– Jenny Talbot
Choosing the right journal and knowing when to submit– Mac Marston
The editorial process: from submission to peer-review to decision to resubmission– Pam Templer
Why papers get rejected– Richard Primack
How to publicize your paper after it is published– Nathan Phillips
The BU Biogeoscience Program hosted its Annual Graduate Student and Postdoc Symposium at the start of 2016, featuring oral presentations, elevator pitches, and a poster session. Biology graduate student Steve Decina’s talk on urban soil respiration was voted Best Oral Presentation. Earth and Environment graduate student Andrew Trlica poster on spatial patterns of urban land cover was voted Best Poster Presentation, and Earth and Environment graduate student Radost Stanimirova was awarded Best Elevator Pitch.
The symposium also featured a twitter field photo contest. Earth and Environment graduate student Sarabeth Buckley’s photograph from Ninigret Pond, RI was selected as the winning entry. See all the photos on our twitter @BUbiogeo.
The Biogeoscience Program will host a career development workshop with the BU Center for Career Development on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3pm. Students will learn about services offered by the Center for Career Development, including CV and resume writing tips!
The Biogeoscience Program is excited to announce a Science Communication Symposium on April 22, 2015, featuring three prominent speakers at the intersection of science and communication. David Epstein, Wally Fulweiler, and Ari Daniel will share stories and present strategies for effective science communication with the media and the public. The event will be hosted in BRB 113 at 5 Cummington Mall from 1:00 – 5:30 PM.