MPOWIR at Ocean Sciences

MPOWIR is pleased to sponsor a town hall meeting at the 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon. The meeting, entitled “Where do all the oceanographers go? Career paths in oceanography,” will be on Tuesday, February 23 at 11:45 am in Room E147.


Where do all the oceanographers go? Career paths in oceanography.

Date: Tuesday, February 23

Time: 11:45 am – 12:45 pm, room E147

Though a recent NSF study shows that less than 50% of Ph.D. graduates in earth, atmospheric and ocean sciences obtain tenure track positions, a case study from physical oceanography shows that less than 30% of Ph.D. graduates end up in traditional faculty positions. Clearly, many oceanography Ph.D.s find work in other venues, including government laboratories and the private sector. This interactive panel discussion will explore career paths taken by oceanographers over the years and focus on current opportunities for graduates with their Ph.D.s in oceanography. Lunch will be provided to the first 100 attendees.

Our panelists:

  • Cathy O’Riordan – Vice President of AIP’s Physics Resource Center
  • Kathleen Donohue – Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island
  • Meghan Cronin – Research Scientist, NOAA/PMEL
  • Norge Larson – President, Seabird Electronics
  • Cheryl Greengrove – Associate Professor, University of Washington – Tacoma

with an introduction by LuAnne Thompson, University of Washington

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