Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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Mohammad Afzal, Shadab
Graduate Research Assistant
Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
United States
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  • Atmosphere and Climate
  • Education and Outreach
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Terrestrial
  • Career Development
Computational Glaciology
Infiltration, Firn, Numerical modeling, Simulations
  • Arctic
  • Both Polar Regions
  • General Cryosphere
Afzal is an M.S. and Ph.D. Student in the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, working with Professor Marc Hesse in Computational Glaciology. He is a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Graduate Fellow working on Meltwater infiltration in Greenland firn. Previously, he was a Visiting Graduate Student Researcher at the MIT Fluids Laboratory working on the fluid mechanics of polymers. He holds an M.Phil. degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a bachelor's degree from India, both in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 8 years of research experience. Moreover, for the last 7 years, he has been mentoring students from all across the globe for graduate school applications, developing a profile, and pursuing research.
  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Presentations
    Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.

  • Career Development Workshop Sessions
    Helping in the coordination and facilitation of sessions at major conferences

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Participation in live online discussions
    This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
    APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
    posted online for future reference.

  • Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.

  • Assisting with proposal development

  • Reviewing papers and posters

  • Helping to improve presentation and communication skills

  • Online seminars
  • Telephone/Skype conversations
  • Email Exchange
  • IM/Chat
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Gordon Conferences
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