ARCS Forward - Carbon Emissions and Offsets: Global and Local Research

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ARCS Forward - Carbon Emissions and Offsets: Global and Local Research

Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 4:00 PM ET/3:00 PM CT/2:00 PM MT/1:00 PM PT/10:00 AM HT

ARCS Forward events are personal and intimate conversations between members, current scholars, and other outstanding scientists in all STEM fields. This month's speakers are ARCS Scholar Alumna Becky Barak, PhD (Illinois) and ARCS Scholar Sophie Ruehr (Northern California). This event will be moderated by Jessica Turner-Skoff, PhD.

Becky Barak was an ARCS Scholar in 2010–11, when she was working toward her PhD in Plant Biology and Conservation, a joint program of Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden, where she focused on prairie restoration and biodiversity. Today she is a conservation scientist at Chicago Botanic Garden and serves as the curator of the Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Bank.

Sophie Ruehr is currently an ARCS Scholar in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at University of California, Berkeley. She is interested in water and carbon cycling at local, regional, and global scales. Having worked as a reporter and oral historian, she is also interested in human perceptions of environmental change, especially when these differ from scientific findings.

Jessica Turner-Skoff spent her doctorate studying plants in the heart of Appalachia and the wilds of the Alaskan tundra, cultivating her passion for telling the story of plants and science. She is the co-host and co-creator of the podcast: Planted: Finding Your Roots in STEM Careers, which engages people on the exciting and diverse career opportunities associated with working with plants. Currently, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology.

August 24th, 2021 4:00 PM   through   5:00 PM
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