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Women in Scientific & Environmental Professions Speaker Series

The Spring 2019 slate is in development!

Department of Chemistry Lecture Series
Brooke Hemming

Senior Physical Scientist, US Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC
March 28, 11 am, location TBD
Sponsors: Department of Chemistry, Environmental Scholars Program and the ESF Women's Caucus

Dr. Brooke Hemming duties within the EPA are two-fold, serving as research scientist and technical expert.  She has also served as an Expert Consultant to USAID, and an Environmental Science and Policy Fellow with AAAS.  She completed a Post-Doc in Chemistry and Environmental Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, and a member of the Curriculum Team for the Caltech Pre-college Science Initiative (CAPSI).  Her professional interests and specialties include: Air pollution chemistry and source emissions; the intersection between climate change and air quality; biomass combustion chemistry; the radiative properties and effects of light-absorbing, carbon-containing pollutant particles; atmospheric and environmental chemistry, in general; scientific assessment writing; strategic research program design; climate science education.  Dr. Hemming earned  B.S., Chemistry, from UC-Berkeley, and a PhD in Physical Atmospheric Chemistry from Stanford University, and multiple awards from the  EPA, including Special Accomplishment Recognition awards for Technical Leadership, Outstanding, Innovative Technical and Organizational Leadership, and Summer Student Program Support; US EPA Air Quality Criteria Documents; and Gold and Bronze medals for exceptional and Commendable service. 

Adaptive Peakes Lecture Series
Denise Breitburg
Senior Scientist Emerti, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD
April 25, 4pm, Illick 5
Sponsors: Department of Environmental and Forest Biology and ESF Women's Caucus

Prior to her very recent retirement, Dr. Breitburg directed SERC’s Marine & Estaurine Ecology Lab and thought up new ways to investigate the impacts of dead zones and acidification on Chesapeake Bay’s fish and invertabrates.  She is a leader of the international Global Ocean Oxygen Network, and spearheaded the major 2018 review of ocean deoxygenation published in Science. Dr. Breitburg will be concluding the semester long Adaptive Peaks Lecture Series theme of "Effecting Change at Local to Global Scales."

In addition to her duties at SERC, Breitburg has served as  Participating Faculty, Graduate Program in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences, University of Maryland System.  She was previously Curator, Marine/Estuarine Ecology, Ichthyology, at The Academy of Natural Sciences, Estuarine Research Center and Adjunct Professor, and Graduate Faculty member within other departments at the University of Maryland.   She earned a BS and MA in Biology from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara,  where she looked at Marine and estuarine ecology; relationship between behavior and community ecology; and the behavior and ecology of fishes.


Presented by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, The ESF Women's Caucus, with the assistance of other offices and programs at ESF and Syracuse University.

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