The president-elect of the National Academy of Sciences will address the growing problem of climate change at a special event at Syracuse University, co-hosted by the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program and the Department of Earth Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Marcia McNutt, a world-renowned geophysicist who is editor-in-chief of the nation’s most prominent scientific journal, Science (published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science), will deliver the annual Geoffrey O. Seltzer Lecture & Norma Slepecky Lecture on Friday, April 15, at 1 p.m. in the Life Sciences Complex auditorium (Room 001).

Titled “Climate Intervention: Promise and Peril,” the lecture will be accompanied by the Norma Slepecky Research Prize Award Ceremony, recognizing the research and creative accomplishments of students in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and related disciplines.

Free and open to the public, the program concludes with a brief reception. For more information, contact Sharon Alestalo (WiSE) at 315-443-3419 or Sarah Hill (Department of Earth Sciences) at 315-443-2672. marcia mcnutt