Environmental Science and Policy Distinguished Lecture Series

Event information
Venue:FAU's Boca Campus, Alumni Center

With funding from FAU’s Division of Research, the Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is delighted to announce the second lecture in our inaugural Environmental Science and Policy Distinguished Lecture Series. This series supports FAU’s Pillars and Platforms initiative currently underway at the university.

Please join us on March 25th for the second lecture in this series! This lecture is sponsored in conjunction with the Environmental Science Program Retreat. Feel free to forward this email along to your colleagues.

When: Friday, March 25th, 11:30am – A networking reception will follow the lecture! An RSVP is requested - http:/www.ces.fau.eduoutreach/dls/rsvp.php

Where: FAU’s Boca Campus, Alumni Center

Funding Science: Perspectives from an NSF Program Director

Dr. Henry Gholz, National Science Foundation

Where does funding for university research come from? Why is it so hard to get? How does this affect you and your future? Henry Gholz will provide insights on programs that fund environmental research at the National Science Foundation and discuss the larger context for research funding at U.S. Universities. His talk derives from his dual experience as a professor of ecology (and PI) and 15 years of program management at the NSF.

About the Speaker: Henry Gholz has been a Program Director in the Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation since 2000, after a distinguished career as Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Florida for the prior 22 years (where he still holds courtesy faculty appointments in both Forest Resources and Conservation and Geography). While at NSF, Gholz managed both the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) for a decade, has co-directed the Ecosystem Studies Program since 2000, and was on the NEON Project Advisory Team. In 2011 he helped launch a new program in MacroSystems Biology aimed at supporting NEON-scale research. Before NSF, he also served as an international forestry advisor to the USAID as a AAAS Science and Diplomacy Fellow, directed the extramural ecosystems research program for USDA, served on two committees for the National Academy of Sciences, and served on review panels and teams for numerous agencies and universities. Henry now lives and works for NSF in Fort Collins, CO.

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Learn more about this exciting series: http:/www.ces.fau.eduoutreach/dls/index.php and mark your calendars for the other lectures. Please note varying times and locations for each lecture:

Friday, April 8th, 4:00pm, Davie Campus of FAU - Democracy and the Science Communication Environment - Dan Kahan

Tuesday, May 3rd, 3:00pm, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale - Out of Equilibrium in a Warming World: Glaciers and Sea Level change - Dr. Alex Gardner

For more information about this lecture or the series, please contact Alana Edwards at aedwards@fau.edu.

This lecture is not available for video conferencing. We encourage you to attend! A light lunch will precede the lecture. Please RSVP at http:/www.ces.fau.eduoutreach/dls/rsvp.php