GRADUATE WRITING IN MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Graduate (OCG 533) - SPRING 2017 "As a scientist, you are a professional writer" - Joshua Schimel Effective communication is an essential skill of a successful scientist along with the ability to review colleagues' work critically, but constructively. This course will provide practice and advanced strategies in preparing, critiquing, and evaluating written communication. Lecture and discussion will cover knowing your audience, scientific manuscript and proposal writing, reviewing, critiquing, and interpreting feedback. Students will prepare written communication pieces and critique others' efforts.
Graduate (GE 5670) & Advanced Undergraduate (GE 4670) Overview of remote sensing techniques used to observe aquatic systems. Integrative approach to physical (temperature, salinity, ice, altimetry, winds) and biogeochemical (aquatic color) remotely sensed properties emphasized from the perspective of oceanographic phenomena observed with examples/application to lakes. Imagery processing/interpretation utilizing space agency processing software and MATLAB. The course will provide students with the background knowledge and skills to become users of all aquatic remote sensing products and provide a foundation to those students who desire to go on and become experts in the research development and operational use of these products in their careers. The laboratory component will provide hands on opportunities to work with datasets, imagery and software used by researchers in the field and a variety of national and international space agencies.
Undergraduate (GE 3670) A multidisciplinary integration of the core sub-disciplines of oceanography (physics, chemistry, biology and geology). Hands on laboratory introducing oceanographic observational techniques and analysis. Upper-level science course designed for students in a variety of majors. Provides students with core knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological and geological aspects and the interaction of these aspects influencing aquatic systems as a whole. Taught from an oceanographic perspective with applications to and examples from lakes. Laboratory component will introduce students to core oceanographic observational techniques and analysis of oceanographic data sets. Provides fundamental knowledge to students considering careers in aquatic science and an understanding of the role oceans play in the Earth System as a whole.
CAREER ESSENTIALS SEMINAR
Graduate This bimonthly seminar presents ideas to incite discussion on essential career skills and strategies for advanced graduate students. Topics include mentoring, productivity, self-promotion, learning to lead, negotiation, proposing ideas, networking, and elements of a professional job search.