NCEAS recently joined with other National Science Foundation-sponsored science and math synthesis centers to support "Empowering Innovation and Synergy Through Diversity", the 2011 national conference of SACNAS, a society dedicated to Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.
As part of the conference program, postdoctoral researchers from NCEAS, the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) participated in a career mentoring session and presented at a symposium "Hot Topics in Ecology: Climate Change."
Postdoc Carly Strasser represented NCEAS at SACNAS. After earning her PhD in Biological Oceanography, Dr. Strasser discovered a passion for promoting and facilitating open access to science data. In addition to the other SACNAS activities, Dr. Strasser shared the story of her career evolution in a presentation "Clams, Submarines, Whales & Data: How marine biology led me to Ecology 2.0."