UMBC Research Forum: Climate Change & the Environment
Fall 2015 Research Forum: Climate Change and the Environment
8:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Space is limited. RSVP here to participate. Registration will close on Friday, October 23rd.
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- Speaker Biography
Welcome to UMBC’s third Research Forum, a semi-annual series bringing together researchers and scientists from across the UMBC community and our partner institutions to establish and expand meaningful collaborations around common research themes.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, today’s Research Forum aims to advance cross-disciplinary, intramural, and extramural collaborations in the critical area of climate change and to spark dialogue about the role of UMBC research in this vital area for our state and our planet.
Future Research Forums will focus on similarly cross-disciplinary subjects such as the art and visualization of complex systems and the rapidly changing set of challenges and opportunities encountered in aging.
We encourage you to actively participate in today’s event, learn from the keynote presentation, contribute to the panel discussions, and meet new colleagues during the poster sessions.
Robert Marshall ’88
Founder & CEO, Earth Networks
We are delighted to welcome Robert S. Marshall ’88, mechanical engineering, Founder and CEO of Earth Networks, as the Keynote Speaker of the Fall 2015 UMBC Research Forum.
Robert Marshall is the founder and CEO of Earth Networks, which operates the largest and most comprehensive weather observation, lightning detection, and greenhouse gas monitoring networks in the world. He is also a cum laude graduate of UMBC and was recognized as UMBC’s 2007 Outstanding Alumnus in Engineering and Information Technology.
|8:15 a.m.||Registration and Coffee|
|8:50 a.m.||Welcome and Introductions – Karl Steiner, VP for Research|
|9 a.m.||Title TBD|
|Keynote – Robert Marshall ’88, Founder & CEO, Earth Networks|
|9:45 a.m.||Panel #1 – Measuring, Modeling and Understanding our Changing World|
|Moderator: Belay Demoz, Director, UMBC Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET)|
|– Colleen Burge, Assistant Professor, UMBC Department of Marine Biotechnology and UMB Department of Microbiology and Immunology|
|– Ruben Delgado, Assistant Research Scientist, JCET|
|– Jeffrey Halverson, Associate Professor, UMBC Department of Geography and Environmental Systems|
|– Tim Nohe, Professor, UMBC Department of Visual Arts|
|10:45 a.m.||Break and Poster Session|
|10:05 p.m.||Panel #2 – Stewardship, Mitigation, Remediation, and Adaptation|
|Moderator: Claire Welty, Director, UMBC Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE)|
|– Timothy Brennan, Professor, UMBC Department of Economics|
|– Erle Ellis, Professor, UMBC Department of Geography and Environmental Systems|
|– Yonathan Zohar, Chair, UMBC Department of Marine Biotechnology|
|– To Be Confirmed, UMCES|
|12:05 p.m.||Wrap-up and Next Steps – Don Engel, Assistant VP for Research|
|12:15 p.m.||Buffet Luncheon and Poster Session|
|1:15 p.m.||Research Forum Concludes|