Surviving the Precipitation Whiplash

DS421 students Kendall Calhoun and Sol Kim co-wrote an article “How to Start Adapting to California’s ‘Precipitation Whiplash‘” for Bay Nature Magazine. Kendall and Sol met journalist Eric Simons when he visited our Science Communication Workshop to discuss long-form science … Continued

Data Sonification

Data visualization is an art and a science data as far back as astral maps drawn in the Pleistocene in the Lascaux caves in France. Data sonification is a relatively new concept which leverages human perception to make connections to … Continued

Newsletter Feb 13

View this email in your browser Happy Belated Darwin Day! Here are a few updates and upcoming activities. Action items indicated with an asterisk*. Summer Research Experience for Trainees  Cohort 2* – it is time to plan your summer research experience … Continued

Newsletter Mar 6: Spring Town Hall

Town Hall Meeting Tuesday March 14th 4-6pm Join us for a pre-St Patrick’s Day town hall meeting next Tuesday! We’ll talk about summer research, the annual symposium on May 1st, share feedback on the DS421 courses and discuss the lack of suborder serpentes in the fossil … Continued

Newsletter Nov 26th

Happy Thanksgiving!   Hope you are taking some time to reboot and recharge. We can all be grateful that the semesters is almost over. Here are a few FUN things to look forward to… Software Carpentry Workshop – Cohort 2 January 12th & … Continued

Newsletter Oct 17th: Town Hall Follow Up

DS421 Town Hall Meeting Outcomes Town Hall Discussion Groups Thank you everyone who participated in the Town Hall last Friday. We made some major headway on these three issues. Here are the outcomes from our discussions. Even if you were not able … Continued

Newsletter Oct 5th: Town Hall Prep and Action Items

Town Hall Discussion Groups We need your feedback! Here are three program elements that would greatly benefit from student input. *Please choose a topic to participate in a group discussion on Friday. We will break into teams, make decisions, regroup and take action! 1.  Invited Speakers … Continued

DS421 Welcome 2016 Social

Welcome back students and faculty! DS421 students, faculty and advisors are welcome to join us on August 29th from 5-7pm in the Valley Life Sciences Bldg Courtyard. Enter through VSLB 2063. This year, the first cohort of students enters year two … Continued