The Once and Future Arctic, Stephanie Pfirman

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The Once and Future Arctic, Stephanie Pfirman

Stephanie Pfirman is Professor of Environmental Science & co-Chair of Barnard College's Department of Environmental Science.

Monday, February 20, 2017
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Stephanie Pfirman is Hirschorn Professor of Environmental Science and co-Chair of Barnard College's Department of Environmental Science. She holds a joint appointment with Columbia University where she is a member of the faculties of the Earth Institute and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Adjunct Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. 

Pfirman’s scientific research focuses on the Arctic environment, in particular on the nature and dynamics of Arctic sea ice. She served as co-chair of the National Academy of Science study committee on Emerging Research Questions in the Arctic which produced the 2014 “The Arctic in the Anthropocene” report. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Professor Pfirman has contributed to the development of innovative educational approaches in interdisciplinary, environmental, and STEM education including currently serving as principal investigator of the Polar Learning and Responding: PoLAR Climate Change Education Partnership supported by the National Science Foundation. 

As a National Science Foundation Advancing Women in the Sciences (ADVANCE) coPI and past President of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, Pfirman has helped to understand and foster the career trajectories of women and interdisciplinary scholars. Prior to joining Barnard, Pfirman was a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund and co-developer of the 1992 award-winning exhibition, "Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast," produced jointly with the American Museum of Natural History. 

She has worked for the House of Representatives, as a staff scientist, for the US Geological Survey, as an oceanographer, and for the GeoMarine Research Institution in Kiel, Germany, as an Arctic researcher. Her PhD is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering.    

Professor Pfirman's talk is sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding. 

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Lee McDavid

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