Climate change has a lasting impact on our planet while day-to-day weather can affect every aspect of our daily lives. Climate and atmospheric research are of high interest to fourteen federal funding agencies, which collectively are coordinated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (https://www.globalchange.gov/about). They are also of high interest to many local communities, state government, NGOs, and private sectors. Enormous opportunities lay ahead for society regarding research on changes to climate and atmospheric systems.
The University of Iowa’s Climate/Atmospheric Science and Engineering (CASE) Colloquium is designed as a virtual platform for intellectual exchange related to climate/atmospheric research. It will foster research collaboration and facilitate discussion among different researchers within the University of Iowa and outside of Iowa through virtual visits and research exchanges through seminar presentations.
The CASE Colloquium is co-sponsored by the Iowa Technology Institute, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering, Environmental Health Sciences Research Center, Iowa Superfund Research Program, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Education, Tippie College of Business, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. The Colloquium is initially planned to be virtual to save travel costs and mitigate greenhouse emissions associated with travel. It meets once per month on one of the Fridays of each month, from 2:00-3:00 pm. Additional meetings are expected to accommodate speaker schedules and other needs as necessary.
The CASE Colloquium is a grass-roots effort with a central focus on research exchange and collaboration in the area of Climate/Atmospheric Science and Engineering. Initially, Jun Wang (email@example.com) has volunteers to serve as the point of contact and coordinator for the Colloquium, while CASE organizational and steering committees are being formed.
More information is available at: https://cgrer.uiowa.edu/new-seminar-series.