Global Change Symposium, August 28, 2015


Who should attend? All NCSU faculty, staff, postdoctoral associates, graduate students, and affiliates with an interest in topics related to global change are encouraged to participate (Registration required)

When and Where? 9 am to 3 pm on August 28, 2015, in the Ballroom of Talley Student Union 

Please join the Department of the Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and the NC State community in the inaugural Global Change Symposium. The focus of this networking and community building event is to explore how NCSU can respond to issues associated with global change. This symposium is held in partnership with the Global Environmental Change and Human Well-being Cluster.

Global change is more complicated than just climate change, sea level rise, or altered rainfall patterns. Global change includes long term modifications of human and environmental systems such as climate, land use, immigration, global economics, energy production, and environmental regulations. Changes are occurring now in North Carolina, and expected to increase in the future. These changes will profoundly affect the people of North Carolina and significantly alter the role of the state university system in addressing the needs of residents and businesses.

Global change presents the community of researchers and students at NC State with opportunities for profound knowledge development and outreach. This symposium is intended to coalesce a nascent community of departments, scholars, students, and staff across the university to discuss three questions:

  1. How are you currently incorporating issues of global change in your work?
  2. What do you see as important future research directions? What is missing in your research?  Would you like to be involved in more trans-disciplinary work? What are the opportunities you see on the horizon? Past the horizon?
  3. What are the next steps to enhance the community of global change researchers at NCSU?

The symposium will allow NCSU researchers, educators, extension specialists and their students and collaborators to present posters on their current and future work, interact with colleagues in other departments and colleges, and develop an agenda of next steps to create a cross-disciplinary research agenda that responds to the challenges posed by global change processes.

Tentative Agenda

9 am Welcome, Keynote
9:30 am Poster Introductions, Poster Session I, Discussion
11:30 am Poster Introductions, Poster Session II, Discussion
1:10 pm Working Lunch/ Networking
2:30 pm Wrap-up


Learn more about our SE CSC funded projects. Learn more about global change.