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Carrie Soderman on interning with the Environmental Audit Committee

Tue, 15/06/2021 - 10:04
From February to April this year, in the midst of lockdown and halfway through the third year of my PhD, I took 3 months away from geochemistry to work with the Environmental Audit Committee, a House of Commons Select Committee. This opportunity was part of an amazing policy internship scheme run by UKRI, who oversee …

Meet the PhD student using tree leaves to mitigate air pollution

Thu, 22/04/2021 - 09:30
Hassan Aftab Sheikh is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Earth Sciences, researching air pollution mitigation. Erin caught up with Hassan and heard more about his interest in climate science in the following blog post. Tell me about your PhD research? My project is investigating whether leaves can be used to monitor air …

Life after graduating, and life before the Cambrian Explosion

Tue, 13/04/2021 - 10:47
Before the unprecedented months of virtual everythings – hand sanitiser-soaked fingers and meetings in pyjama bottoms – I was happily enjoying my final year as an undergraduate. Whilst making the most of my time left in beautiful Cambridge and running the greatest student geological society there is (the unofficial title I awarded the Sedgwick Club), …

Masters student gets detailed snapshot of earthquake tremors in Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 12:00
Just hours after Dan Roberts, Masters student at Cambridge Earth Sciences, handed in his dissertation on the seismicity of Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, the volcano in his study area erupted… Here Dan reflects on how his work, which employs Cambridge-developed earthquake mapping software, is helping inform our understanding of seismic and volcanic hazards in Iceland. Were …

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Mon, 08/03/2021 - 10:12
Cambridge Earth Sciences is proud to be celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021. International Women’s Day has occurred for well over a century with the first gathering held in 1911. In addition to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, International Women’s Day also marks a call to action for …