BCC Students Meet Climate Scientists from Princeton University
On December 8, BCC hosted BCC Meets Climate Scientists, a Talk Series featuring researchers from Princeton University.
Katherine Acevedo-Coppa, Academic Affairs Manager for Special Projects and Program Director for BCC-CUNY Research Scholars Program, began this partnership with Princeton five years ago. She has been at BCC since 2016.
In addition to attending workshops, BCC students can also apply for an 8-week internship on climate study at Princeton during the summer. Three BCC students have been part of that program.
This is the second session to be held in-person on the BCC campus. A previous meeting was held on October 28 and last year the series were presented virtually.
The Princeton scientists presented a slide show about climate change along with a simulated hurricane demonstration. They also participated in a question-and-answer session.
Climate change covers a broad range of topics including our health and well-being, work environment and the food supply, among others.
There were 27 BCC students participating in-person and another 35 – 40 students participated via Zoom.
Ms. Acevedo-Coppa noted: “While this program is important for STEM students we also encourage students in non-STEM majors to participate because climate change impacts everyone.”