Summer 2024 SEAS Master Classes and Skills Workshops

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This is a series of events and workshops geared towards SEAS students. Some will be Master Classes with SEAS faculty members on a salient environmental studies topic. Others will be workshops specifically geared towards building a skill or developing knowledge that will help incoming SEAS graduate students be successful as they start their degree programs.





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Professor Michaela Zint

Please join Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, MIchaela Zint, in exploring the topic of Leadership for Turning Climate Anxiety into Action.

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Dani Jones

Open research is the practice of making the full spectrum of research outputs - from datasets and code to publications - freely accessible and reusable, thus enabling reproducibility. Open research broadens the reach and utility of one’s work, removing barriers, promoting collaboration across disciplines, and accelerating scientific discovery. By embracing open and reproducible research practices, environmental scientists allow for more inclusive and impactful engagement with their findings, which are crucial for tackling complex global issues. This fusion of openness and reproducibility enhances the robustness of one’s findings, enriches scientific discourse, and fosters innovation, allowing for transparent and rapid advancement upon which stakeholders, policymakers, and researchers can rely. As such, researchers are increasingly encouraged, or even mandated, to follow open research practices, which facilitate the highest degree of sharing and application.


This skills workshop is crafted to equip SEAS students with the essential tools and practices to meet these emerging standards in research. Participants will:


- Acquire an in-depth understanding of the principles of computational reproducibility. 


- Learn practical techniques for ensuring their work is reproducible, including strategies for effective data management and code sharing.


- Explore the importance of thorough documentation and the use of project management tools that streamline the research process.


By the end of the workshop, attendees will be well-prepared to integrate reproducible practices into their research workflows, thereby enhancing trust in their scholarly contributions and equipping them to lead with confidence in an increasingly open and collaborative scientific landscape.

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https://umich.zoom.us/j/94411160056?pwd=Vlhxc296THk0Y1h2TWxMSXh3eHJVQT09
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Professor Jonathan Overpeck

2023 was a wake-up call when it comes to climate change. Global temperature jumped by a record amount and supercharged a record number of climate extremes and their impacts. At the same time, levels of climate action set records in the US and globally, but still not at the pace that's needed to avoid dangerous interference in the climate system - especially with respect to climate extremes, tipping points, and impacts. We'll discuss the latest when it comes to climate change, climate impacts and climate solutions, and highlight the roles that climate justice hopefully will play in speeding climate action and the energy transition, both in the US and around the globe.

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https://umich.zoom.us/j/94411160056?pwd=Vlhxc296THk0Y1h2TWxMSXh3eHJVQT09
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Professor Jonathan Overpeck

2023 was a wake-up call when it comes to climate change. Global temperature jumped by a record amount and supercharged a record number of climate extremes and their impacts. At the same time, levels of climate action set records in the US and globally, but still not at the pace that's needed to avoid dangerous interference in the climate system - especially with respect to climate extremes, tipping points, and impacts. We'll discuss the latest when it comes to climate change, climate impacts and climate solutions, and highlight the roles that climate justice hopefully will play in speeding climate action and the energy transition, both in the US and around the globe.

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https://umich.zoom.us/j/94411160056?pwd=Vlhxc296THk0Y1h2TWxMSXh3eHJVQT09
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Professor Jonathan Overpeck

2023 was a wake-up call when it comes to climate change. Global temperature jumped by a record amount and supercharged a record number of climate extremes and their impacts. At the same time, levels of climate action set records in the US and globally, but still not at the pace that's needed to avoid dangerous interference in the climate system - especially with respect to climate extremes, tipping points, and impacts. We'll discuss the latest when it comes to climate change, climate impacts and climate solutions, and highlight the roles that climate justice hopefully will play in speeding climate action and the energy transition, both in the US and around the globe.

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https://umich.zoom.us/j/94411160056?pwd=Vlhxc296THk0Y1h2TWxMSXh3eHJVQT09
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Professor Jonathan Overpeck

2023 was a wake-up call when it comes to climate change. Global temperature jumped by a record amount and supercharged a record number of climate extremes and their impacts. At the same time, levels of climate action set records in the US and globally, but still not at the pace that's needed to avoid dangerous interference in the climate system - especially with respect to climate extremes, tipping points, and impacts. We'll discuss the latest when it comes to climate change, climate impacts and climate solutions, and highlight the roles that climate justice hopefully will play in speeding climate action and the energy transition, both in the US and around the globe.

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In Person: YORK on Packard Street, Ann Arbor
Amanda Szot

These are intended to be informal workshops focused on drawing, observation, documenting space, exploring new places around town, and experimenting with various drawing materials. Additionally, this workshop would encourage attendees to develop a regular, and dedicated sketchbook practice as part of their growth as designers. We hope that this also serves as an opportunity for professors, fellow students, incoming students, and even local alums to connect and learn in a relaxed environment. We will visit a variety of spaces over the course of the summer (one gathering each month).

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Liesl Clark - Director, Climate Action Engagement

Responding to climate change across the globe is a huge economic opportunity to create jobs, grow businesses, and build better living environments while making a meaningful impact on CO2 emission reduction. The response requires a coordination of policy, technology, and markets, and a minimization of headwinds, with a concerted focus on innovation. Climate solutions are critical to protecting the 21% of the world’s fresh surface water that makes up the Great Lakes. States, cities, and tribal nations across the U.S. compiled some of their best ideas into their Priority Climate Action Plans (PCAPs) submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program, setting the subnational players up to compete for $4.6 billion in funding. A research team at the University of Michigan (U-M) reviewed the Great Lakes region (comprising six state plans, seven city plans, and three Tribal plans), looking for common themes, opportunities for collaboration, and compelling innovation ideas to accelerate climate action.  

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Professor Geoffrey Henderson

For many years, efforts to pass climate policy have faced opposition due to economic concerns. However, alliances have begun to form between environmental advocates and organized labor, a key constituency for shaping and enacting climate policy. We will explore a few of these cases to gain insight into how labor-climate coalitions can form, and what kinds of climate policies can offer economic security for working people.

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Summer 2024 SEAS Master Classes and Skills Workshops
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