Academic Year 2012-2013

The Rutgers Climate Symposium
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The study of climate change is inherently interdisciplinary, cutting across the physical, ecological and social sciences, as well as policy, business, engineering, law and medicine.

KerryEmanuelThe purpose of this day-long symposium, sponsored by the Climate and Environmental Change Initiative in collaboration with the Initiative on

Climate and Society and the Rutgers Energy Institute, was to bridge departmental and school boundaries. It brought together Rutgers faculty, staff, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students to share and discuss their interests in climate research and to foster community among campuses (New Brunswick, Newark, Camden), as well as Rutgers laboratories and field stations. Symposium participants were

encouraged to prepare and present a poster of their scholarly research and interests. In addition to poster presentations by symposium participants, morning and afternoon keynotes were given by preeminent climate scholars.