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  • The Centrality of Science to Sustainability

    The Centrality of Science to Sustainability

    The growth of this field of study is one of the reasons I am optimistic that we will overcome and meet the challenges of climate change and global sustainability.

  • Bob Newton: Building the Next Generation of Scientists

    Bob Newton: Building the Next Generation of Scientists

    Bob Newton, an oceanographer who leads the SSFRP, an intensive summer fieldwork program for high school students at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, just won Lamont’s 2016 Excellence in Mentoring Award. His students explain how he has changed their lives.

  • Teen Scientists Team Up with Lamont to Restore an Invaded Marsh

    Teen Scientists Team Up with Lamont to Restore an Invaded Marsh

    “My experience at Lamont has been great and it’s something like no other. Here I was basically being trained to be like a scientist with exposure to lab work, fieldwork and presentation skills.”

  • New Book Teaches How to Think like a Geologist

    New Book Teaches How to Think like a Geologist

    Geologists really do see the world differently, whether it’s imagining the ancient processes that give rise to mountains or untangling the complexities that produce weather. A new book, co-edited by Lamont scientist Kim Kastens, explores the ways that geologists analyze and understand the earth system, and offers tips for those seeking to better understand it.

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  • The Centrality of Science to Sustainability

    The Centrality of Science to Sustainability

    The growth of this field of study is one of the reasons I am optimistic that we will overcome and meet the challenges of climate change and global sustainability.

  • Bob Newton: Building the Next Generation of Scientists

    Bob Newton: Building the Next Generation of Scientists

    Bob Newton, an oceanographer who leads the SSFRP, an intensive summer fieldwork program for high school students at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, just won Lamont’s 2016 Excellence in Mentoring Award. His students explain how he has changed their lives.

  • Teen Scientists Team Up with Lamont to Restore an Invaded Marsh

    Teen Scientists Team Up with Lamont to Restore an Invaded Marsh

    “My experience at Lamont has been great and it’s something like no other. Here I was basically being trained to be like a scientist with exposure to lab work, fieldwork and presentation skills.”

  • New Book Teaches How to Think like a Geologist

    New Book Teaches How to Think like a Geologist

    Geologists really do see the world differently, whether it’s imagining the ancient processes that give rise to mountains or untangling the complexities that produce weather. A new book, co-edited by Lamont scientist Kim Kastens, explores the ways that geologists analyze and understand the earth system, and offers tips for those seeking to better understand it.