Energy and Environment Grad Student Working Group!

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Elena Louder

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Sep 6, 2021, 8:45:27 PM9/6/21
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Hi all, 

We are excited to invite you to participate in an Energy and Environment Grad Student working group. This was inspired by input from an EESG member survey about the need for opportunities to form community and foster professional growth amongst EESG graduate students. 

What: We envision this as a space to critically engage with energy geography research topics and develop professional skills, to prepare for important academic milestones, and as a space for community building and professional networking. The working group will feature a mix of reading, opportunities for peer feedback and editing, and facilitated workshops. We have a proposed program for the fall semester, but would like to tailor future programming based on specific interests and input from group members. 

Who:  The primary intended audience is graduate students, however, post-docs and early career scholars are more than welcome. For interested early career scholars, there will also be opportunities to engage with the working group in the form of session facilitation, workshops, or giving talks. 

When: This will be a monthly, remote meeting.

Below is a tentative schedule for the fall semester. 

September- Introductions- introducing ourselves, our work, and gathering input for the working group
October- Presentations- an opportunity to practice a presentation or get feedback on an idea
November- Workshop- a workshop with an invited speaker/facilitator. The topic will be based on feedback and interests of the active working group members (e.g. methods in energy geog; engaging with communities; preparing for fieldwork; etc).

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this Doodle Poll with a few possible dates/times for a first meeting ASAP. If you are unable to make any of those times but would still like to participate and receive information, please let us know. 

Please feel free to reach out with questions or suggestions. Hope to see many of you there! 

Elena Louder and Kelli Roemer

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