Welcome to GRASS
GRASS facilitates communication, community and support among graduate students, faculty and administration in the Ecology Evolution and Environmental Biology Department (E3B) at Columbia University in New York, NYC.
- March 1: Fieldwork faux pas (and how to avoid them): a discussion to prepare you for upcoming fieldwork. Details below.
- March 12: Science communication event: Writing about Global Science for the International Media. Hosted by Claudia Dreifus! Details can be found in Announcements.
- April 5: Pathways to policy: a discussion on how research makes its way to the table. Details below.
- April 18: Break through the barriers: a workshop to take your SciComm the extra mile. Details below.
- April 27: City nature Challenge at Randall's Island where different sites in NYC compete with other cities for number of species and observations made. Details to follow.
Jackson Hole WILD on tour with the UN: Big Cats
Celebrating WWD on March 1st with FREE films and conversation
March 1st at 5-7:30 pm in Lerner cinema
Join us for an engaging and entertaining evening all about big cats. Jackson Hole WILD on tour with the UN: Big Cats is a way to bring urgent issues to light with award-winning films. We'll be joined by conservation experts Brent Stapelkamp, Hwage Lion Research Project; Dr. Leo Douglas, American Museum of Natural History; and Andrea Heydlauff, filmmaker of Why the Lion Calls.
At 5 pm, you'll learn about the challenges tigers face to survive in India's human-dominated landscape through a screening of Broken Tails. Conversation will follow moderated by Amrita Neelakantan, a 5th year PhD candidate whose research has focused within relocated villages surrounding Kanha Tiger Reserve in India. The night will conclude with the showing of a short film, Why the Lion Calls, which highlights the ways people can be apart of the solution for African lion populations.
We hope to see you there!
Sharing link: http://e3bgradstudents.weebly.com/announcements/jackson-hole-wild-on-tour-with-the-un-big-cats
E3B Department and Earth Institute's Climate & Society Social Hour
Get ready to take a load off, because next week, February 28th, we'll be co-hosting our first Social Hour with our colleagues in Climate and Society- join us between 5 and 7 for free drinks, free food, and the opportunity to meet some cool Climate people! We'll be hanging out in Schermerhorn 551-4.
Sharing link: http://e3bgradstudents.weebly.com/announcements/e3b-department-and-earth-institutes-climate-society-social-hour
Check out the SciComm Committee Event: IMPACT video online!
Were you not able to make the first G.R.A.S.S. SciComm Committee Event: Impact? Luckily for you, we recorded it and have made it available to watch online!
Check out the youtube video attached if you want to see the panel discussion that happened with Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) professors about making an impact with your science! They discuss the role of scientists and grad students in communicating their science from peer-reviewed journal articles to engaging local communities and informing policy. Panelists include esteemed E3B professors Dr. Eleanor Sterling, Dr. Matthew Palmer, Dr. Shahid Naeem and Dr. Don Melnick.
Sharing link: http://e3bgradstudents.weebly.com/announcements/check-out-the-scicomm-committee-event-impact-video-online