Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Instructor: Dr. Daryl Kleist, CSS 3421, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminar Schedule: Thursdays, 3:00-5:15 p.m., AOSC Seminar Series Website and Schedule
3:00-3:30 p.m., CSS 2400 (Atrium), Pre-seminar refreshments
3:30-4:30 p.m., CSS 2400 (Auditorium), Seminar
4:45-5:15 p.m., CSS 3400 (Library), Meet the Speaker
Office Hours: By appointment
Minimum grade of C- in AOSC431 and AOSC432
Exposure to a wide range of contemporary topics in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate sciences, to foster research interests and promote critical thinking through the weekly AOSC departmental seminar series
Attendance and participation in the seminar series and meet-the-speaker sessions is mandatory. Students will be expected to check in with designated representative each week. Students will only be excused due to illness with proper justification and documentation (such as a doctor's note).
During the semester, the seminars will be broken up into thirds. For each batch of four seminars, students will be expected to select one seminar for which to provide a short written report (1/2-1 page, 12 point font, double spaced) evaluating the seminar. In the short report, students will be expected to give their overall impression of the presentation as well as critique various aspects of the seminar. This could include:
These reports will be submitted via ELMS. The due dates will be as follows:
For one of the seminars this spring (Rasmusson Lecture, 3/31), students will be assigned to read at least two papers related to the material to be presented. Students will be required to schedule a short discussion with instructor (group or individual). At the meeting, students will be expected to participate in a discussion on the topics presented at the seminar and as part of the assigned reading. Students will also be required to submit a longer report (2 pages, 12 point font, double spaced) providing a seminar evaluation as well as discussion of the science contained within the talk and supplementary reading.
Grading will be done as following: 50% attendance and participation, 25% short reports, 25% extended report and discussion.