Dr. Gavin Schmidt, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Vollmer W. Fries Lecture Series
Friday, April 19th 4 - 6:00 p.m., EMPAC Concert Hall
The School of Science is pleased to welcome Dr. Gavin Schmidt,
deputy chief at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, as part
of the Vollmer W. Fries lecture series and in conjunction with the 2013
Rensselaer Earth Week Sensing Environments festival.
Dr. Schmidt will present a lecture on the use of climate models to
explain current climate change and predict future climate scenarios. He
will also examine the performance, credibility, and limitation of the
models related to the assessment of short-term climate variability, the
response of the climate system to external factors, and paleo-climate
As a leader in climate science and modeling, Dr. Schmidt’s research
interests lie in understanding the variability of the climate, both its
internal variability and the response to external forcing. He has worked
on education and outreach with the American Museum of Natural History
and the New York Academy of Sciences. In addition, he is the co-author
with Josh Wolfe of “Climate Change: Picturing the Science” (W. W.
Norton, 2009), a collaboration between climate scientists and
photographers. He was awarded the inaugural AGU Climate Communications
Prize in 2011. Photo credit: Sam Eaton
Hello ITWS students/alumni! We just wanted to post the pictures that were taken at the GNH Career Fair event, prior to the Career Fair itself. Just looking at those shining young faces looking the other way!