Celebrating the 2024 Worldwide Day of Ladies and Ladies in Science
Yearly on February 11, the United Nations–designated Worldwide Day of Ladies and Ladies in Science raises consciousness concerning the vital boundaries many ladies and ladies all over the world face inside the science fields—in addition to the numerous methods they proceed to rise above challenges and excel of their disciplines.
In honor of this 12 months’s theme, “Ladies in Science Management: A New Period for Sustainability,” we’d like to spotlight just some examples of the excellent girls scientists from the Columbia Local weather Faculty.
Try the tales beneath to study extra about how these girls are main the cost towards a extra sustainable future, and hold studying State of the Planet for ongoing protection of outstanding girls scientists year-round.
Botanist and climatologist Dorothy Peteet collects sediment cores from a New York Metropolis coastal marsh and explains how such ecosystems retailer huge quantities of carbon and why they’re below menace from sea-level rise.
Inside New York’s Concrete Jungle with Amy Karpati: Ecologist and environmental educator Amy Karpati discusses city ecosystems and paths to restoration in New York Metropolis and past.
A New System Can Assist World Meals Manufacturing Adapt to Local weather Change. Jessica Fanzo (proper) discusses a brand new monitoring system for nations to measure how properly their meals programs are performing within the face of local weather change.
Meet Dasom Shi From the Local weather and Society Class of 2024. A pupil within the Local weather and Society program, Shi continues to pursue her ardour for bettering company affect and local weather motion.
College Highlight: Einat Lev, Volcanologist and Lava-Chaser. When she’s not visiting energetic volcano websites or working in her “plumber’s store” of a lab, Lev is educating Sustainability within the Face of Pure Disasters for the Sustainability Science program.
Local weather and Society Alumni Work Collectively to Construct Coastal Resilience. Working in the identical assume tank however in numerous roles, Madeleine Traynor and Shangtong Li (MA in Local weather and Society ’22) present how the Local weather and Society program prepares college students for a wide range of profession paths.
Shubhi Kesarwani: Finding out Sustainability Administration to Advance Water Options in India. She’s the founding father of an organization that devises water administration options in India, and was a pupil in Columbia’s Sustainability Administration program.
Cheryl Palm, an agricultural scientist who was at Columbia from 2003 to 2016, died final month on the age of 70. Her pioneering analysis targeted on ecosystem processes in tropical agricultural landscapes below land-use change, degradation and rehabilitation, and he or she mentored numerous younger scientists and aspiring STEM researchers. Learn extra about Palm’s outstanding life right here.