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Save the date:
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at CSU
Registration and more information coming soon.

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The Climate Leadership Summit is an interactive experience organized by high school students, for high school students in the Northern Colorado region. As a unique collaboration between Colorado State University's School of Global Environmental Sustainability and the Poudre School District's Career & Innovation Department, this event will engage students to learn from each other and from the foremost leaders of climate science, including:

  • Dr. Sonali Diddi, Associate Professor, Department of Design and Merchandising, Colorado State University
  • Dr. Katie McShane, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Colorado State University

  • Dr. Stephanie Malin, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University

  • Dr. Tony Cheng, Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Director Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University

  • Dr. Colleen Duncan, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University

  • Dr. Meagan Schipanski, Assistant Professor, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University

  • Micah Warners, Stephanie Crecca, Tanner Guinn, Fort Collins Utilities Department

  • Trudy Trimbath, Poudre School District Sustainability Department

  • Dr. Andrew Seidl, Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University

  • Dr. David Rojas-Rueda - Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado State University

  • Dr. Russ S. Schumacher, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

  • Dr. Becky Bolinger, Assistant State Climatologist, Colorado Climate Center, Colorado State University

  • Dr. Ryan Scott, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University

  • Dr. Iasmin Goes, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University

  • Dr. Jason Quinn, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

    • With Student Ambassadors: Mayca Saavedra - environmental engineering student

    • Rachel Lorenzen - mechanical engineering student​

  • Dr. Hussam Mahmoud, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University



This year's Climate Leadership Summit only has space for 400 student attendees. Registration will close once that number of registered attendees is reached. Please register now to assure you and/or your group can participate, as well as receive email updates from our coordinator group prior to the event.

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