Department Lecture - Erika Marin-Spiotta (Wisconsin-Madison)

Speaker: 
Erika Marin-Spiotta (Wisconsin-Madison)
Date: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Virtual via Zoom
From biogeochemical cycles to networks: transforming workplace climate in the earth and space sciences through partnerships
 
Speaker Bio:

Dr. Erika Marín-Spiotta is Professor of Geography at UW-Madison where she leads the Biogeochemistry and Biogeography Lab, with a focus on how changes in climate and land use alter terrestrial ecosystem processes, such as nutrient and carbon cycling. Another research focus is the retention and advancement of underserved communities in STEM. Marín-Spiotta is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering and is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, as well as a recipient of their Ambassador Award and Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring. At UW-Madison she was a Feminist Scholars Fellow at the Center for Research on Gender and Women. She is the lead principal investigator of ADVANCEGeo Partnership, a program funded by the National Science Foundation, to transform workplace climate in the geosciences and other STEM fields in partnership with professional societies.

About this Series:

Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, atmospheric science, oceanography, climatology, and planetary science. Lectures take place on Wednesdays from 4pm EST unless otherwise noted. For more information please contact: Maggie Cedarstrommaggie84@mit.edu.