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Friday, December 19, 2014
Climate Change
The Environment
Renewable Energy
& How to Become a Research Scientist
By
Sarabeth...
Today’s Goals
1. How we became scientists
2. Explain climate change
3. Sarabeth - Sea Level Rise
4. Nathan - Solar Cells
5...
Academic Research Structure
Undergraduate Researcher
Graduate Student (Masters)?
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
Professor
Techni...
The Greenhouse Gas Effect
Fossil Fuel Plant
The “Hockey Stick”
Sea Level Rise
Glacier vs. Sea Ice
Its Happening in Our Backyard
http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/surgingseas/gauge/8443970#show=cities&center=14/42.3641/-...
Salt Marshes
My Study
Drowning or Growing?
My Work: Nathan T Nesbitt
Scanning Electron Microscope
80 µm = 0.08 mm
8 µm = 0.008 mm
Measure hair thickness with light!
L = distance to wall
X
X = distance between
center of first dot and
first dark spot
D =...
Create Sustainable Alternatives
Land Covered by Solar
Panels for 100% State
Electricity Generation
Rooftop solar Offshore ...
How do you get involved?
✤ School Projects, talk to your science teachers
✤ “Science Club for Girls”
✤ Academic Competitio...
Learn more at our websites!
SarabethBuckley.Wordpress.com
NathanNesbitt.Wordpress.com
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Youth science workshop presentation 6th

  1. 1. Friday, December 19, 2014 Climate Change The Environment Renewable Energy & How to Become a Research Scientist By Sarabeth Buckley (Boston University) & Nathan T Nesbitt (Boston College)
  2. 2. Today’s Goals 1. How we became scientists 2. Explain climate change 3. Sarabeth - Sea Level Rise 4. Nathan - Solar Cells 5. You can do science too!!
  3. 3. Academic Research Structure Undergraduate Researcher Graduate Student (Masters)? Graduate Student (Ph.D.) Professor Technician? Middle/High School Research Private Company Government
  4. 4. The Greenhouse Gas Effect
  5. 5. Fossil Fuel Plant
  6. 6. The “Hockey Stick”
  7. 7. Sea Level Rise
  8. 8. Glacier vs. Sea Ice
  9. 9. Its Happening in Our Backyard http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/surgingseas/gauge/8443970#show=cities&center=14/42.3641/-71.0730&surge=6
  10. 10. Salt Marshes
  11. 11. My Study
  12. 12. Drowning or Growing?
  13. 13. My Work: Nathan T Nesbitt
  14. 14. Scanning Electron Microscope
  15. 15. 80 µm = 0.08 mm 8 µm = 0.008 mm
  16. 16. Measure hair thickness with light! L = distance to wall X X = distance between center of first dot and first dark spot D = mλ/(X/L) m = 1 for first dark spot λ = wavelength of light Laser spots D = diameter of hair
  17. 17. Create Sustainable Alternatives Land Covered by Solar Panels for 100% State Electricity Generation Rooftop solar Offshore Wind Onshore Wind Energy Self-Reliant States, 2nd Ed., 2010 Possible Electricity Generation in New England
  18. 18. How do you get involved? ✤ School Projects, talk to your science teachers ✤ “Science Club for Girls” ✤ Academic Competitions ✤ (mathletes, envirothon, first robotics, science fairs) ✤ Local Universities ✤ Internships over the summer in labs ✤ Contact us!
  19. 19. Learn more at our websites! SarabethBuckley.Wordpress.com NathanNesbitt.Wordpress.com

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