Organizers: Kristina Keating, Adam Kustka and Lee Slater 
May 14, 2015
The purpose of this retreat is to foster interdisciplinary interaction among graduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences on the Rutgers Newark campus and graduate students in the Earth and
Atmospheric Sciences at City College of New York. It is also meant to be an opportunity to meet in an
informal setting to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities of being a graduate research student. Note that this retreat is mandatory for all students receiving financial support (of any kind) from the department. Other graduate students in the department are strongly encouraged to attend.
When and where
We will hold the retreat as a 1 day event beginning at 9am at the Macaulay Honors College of the City
University of New York (35 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023) on May 14th and including an evening social event. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to/from the retreat location. Rutgers Newark students can request reimbursement for reasonable mass transportation costs from the department.
9:00 am Arrive at venue
9:15 am Welcome, introductions and breakfast (Keating, Kustka, Slater)
9:30 am Student presentations I*
10:30 am Paper writing seminar (Glamoclija)
11:30 am Fellowship opportunities for graduate students (Slater)
12:30 am Break for Lunch
1:30 pm Communicating Science (Osterman/Keating)
2:30 pm Strategies for obtaining research funding in a competitive environment (Kustka)
3:30 pm Lessons from Graduate School (Robinson)
4:00 pm Student presentations II*
5:30pm Tidy/leave retreat location
6:00 pm Dinner at a nearby restaurant (over at ~ 8:30 pm)