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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, CSU Associate Professor, Dept. of Design and Merchandising
  • Dr. Katie McShane, Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Ethics

  • Dr. Stephanie Malin, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

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

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

  • Dr. Meagan Schipanski, Assistant Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences

  • Micah Warners, Stephanie Crecca, Tanner Guinn, FTC Utilities Department

  • Trudy Trimbath, PSD Sustainability Department

  • Dr. Andrew Seidl, Extension Specialist – College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

  • Dr. David Rojas-Rueda - underserved populations/equity/health, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, College of Public Health

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

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

  • Dr. Ryan Scott, Assistant Professor, Political Science, and Dr. Iasmin Goes, Assistant Professor, Political Science

  • Dr. Jason Quinn, Director, Sustainability Research Laboratory, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering 

    • With Student Ambassadors: Mayca Saavedra - environmental engineering student and Rachel Lorenzen - mechanical engineering student​

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



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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