Students and Educators! You are invited to join Future Engineers, and Battelle for a live virtual chat with climate expert Mike SanClements the Research Initiatives Lead at Battelle-National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). Learn about climate change, climate resilience, and the new Battelle Climate Challenge open to 9-12th grade students in the U.S. Bring your curiosity and questions and participate in a Q&A!
We recommend that students individually RSVP, but educators are also welcome to display the webinar to their entire class.
To learn more about the Battelle Climate Challenge, visit https://www.futureengineers.org/battelleclimatechallenge.
Research Initiatives Lead, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
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From 2015 to 2022, Mike led the Terrestrial Instrument Science (TIS) Team at NEON, providing technical and management oversight of NEON’s 47 terrestrial field sites and their instrumentation. Mike now serves as the Research Initiatives Lead In NEON/Battelle. He has authored over 40 scientific publications, received nearly $3M in external research funding, and served as Chair Elect of the Soil Science Society of America Division of Forest, Range, and Wildland Soils. Mike joined the NEON program in 2012 as a staff scientist following a post-doctoral appointment at the University of Colorado Boulder's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), where he led multiple Antarctic research expeditions.
Mike loves writing and is the author of Plastic Purge, a finalist for the 2014 Books for a Better Life Award, published by St Martin’s Press. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife Mary and daughter Hadley where he Chairs the City of Boulder Environmental Advisory Board.
Mike holds a B.S. in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana, an M.S. in Soil Science from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine (2009).