Seminar Series

Skill-Building Topics for Scientists

The AK CASC offers a monthly seminar series that covers topics in research, funding, communications, and other skill-building opportunities that our scientists encounter as they navigate academic careers.

For more information on the series, contact the AK CASC communications team.

Research Ethics: All the parts and pieces

Is your research ethical? UAF's ORI team covers export controls, data management, foreign travel, and general research misconduct. This presentation is a great opportunity to find out all the things you should be aware of as a university researcher.

Presenters: Aaron Menshouse and Cassie Pinkel, Office of Research Integrity

Research Ethics: Engaging Alaska's Indigenous communities in research

During this session, presenters shared about engaging Alaska's Indigenous communities in research. Learn about the importance and value of establishing relationships first, and conducting research second, as well as Community-Based Research and Community-Based Participatory Research, and learn the difference between the two.

Presenters: UAF Research Integrity Administrator Cassie Pinkel and Walkie Charles, Director of the Alaska Native Language Center and Chair of UAF's Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Research Ethics: Conquering IRBnet and required trainings

UAF Research Integrity Administrator Cassie Pinkel gives an overview of navigating IRBnet for the Institutional Review Board.

Presenters: UAF Research Integrity Administrator Cassie Pinkel

Research Ethics: An Introduction to IRB, IACUC and RCR

This session provides an overview of the process and considerations for performing research that requires institutional review, including the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Responsible Conduct of Research.

Presenters: UAF Research Integrity Administrator Cassie Pinkel

Building Successful NSF Proposals

The session highlights strategies for successful proposals to the National Science Foundation Arctic section. This 1-hour webinar and discussion covered topics ranging from NSF proposal opportunities to interacting with program officers and developing collaborative and co-produced proposals.

Presenters: Program Director and UAS Professor Erica Hill and Arctic Observing Network Program Director and IARC faculty member Olivia Lee

Visual Communication in Science and Reporting

This session focused on the importance of visual communication in science and how to consider photography and videography throughout the research project process.

Presenters: Mark Garrison of Hakai Magazine, Meigan Henry of Hakai Institute, and Loren Holmes of the Anchorage Daily News.

CASC Funding Opportunities: Understanding Funding Priorities and Tips for Success

The first Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center Skill-Building Webinar featured AK CASC USGS Director Steve Gray leading a discussion on applying for CASC funding opportunities, including the Alaska CASC’s specific research priorities, evaluation criteria, and funding flow.

Presenter: AK CASC USGS Director Steve Gray