Special P-A Colloquium: The Ocean, Climate, and Us
Note the special time for this colloquium.
Speaker: Susan Avery, President Emerita, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Title: The Ocean, Climate, and Us
There will be a reception with refreshments in 1400 BPS after the talk.
Dr. Susan Avery will receive an honorary degree from MSU this year during Spring Convocation. She received her B.Sc. from the MSU Department of Physics & Astronomy before doing a Ph.D. in climate science at UIUC.
Dr. Avery is the first woman and first atmospheric scientist to serve as President of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), from 2008 to 2015, and the first climate scientist to serve on the Board of Directors of ExxonMobil (beginning in 2017). She is also Professor Emerita at the University of Colorado, Boulder (UCB), where she served on the faculty from 1982–2008. Her current service includes the United Nations Science Advisory Board; the National Research Council Global Change Research Program Advisory Committee; the NOAA Science Advisory Board; the NASA Science Advisory Committee; and the Leadership Alliance External Advisory Board. Dr. Avery’s research interests include studies of atmospheric circulation and precipitation, climate variability and water resources, and the development of new radar techniques and instruments for remote sensing.
Date: Thu, 04 May 2017, 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.