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Getting Started: Work Hard, Aim High, Have Fun
Cecilia Bitz
University of Washington

This video is part of the International Polar Year (IPY) Early Career Research Symposium held in Victoria, BC, Canada from 4-8 December 2009. The event was a career development workshop that brought together 100 international young Arctic and Antarctic researchers and mentors together for a series of career development training sessions to develop professional skill, work with senior mentors, and develop international and interdisciplinary collaborations. More information can be found at

This webinar entitled: Getting Started: Work Hard, Aim High, Have Fun provides good advice from a successful mid-career researcher to those just starting out.

Presenter: Cecilia Bitz - University of Washington

Dr, Cecilia Bitz is an associate professor in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington. Her research interests include climate dynamics, climate change, paleoclimate, the role of sea ice in the climate system, Arctic/North Atlantic interactions, global climate modeling, and sea ice model development. The primary tools for her research are a variety of climate models, from simple reduced models to sophisticated climate system models. She serves on the US National Research Council's Climate Research Committee and the advisory board to the Community Climate System Model.

Career Advice
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IPY Early Career Researcher Symposium 2009

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