Colorado State University to Host High School Students for Global Climate Science Conference Oct. 29

CSU Atmospheric Science Professor Scott Denning will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Colorado Global Climate Conference on Oct. 29 in the CSU Lory Student Center.

The Colorado State University Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Process (CMMAP) sponsors the conference, which is intended for 9th-12th grade school students and their teachers.

Participation in this one-day event is free, but registration is required. Group size is limited to 60 people. To register online, visit

The Colorado Global Climate Conference educates high school students on local and global climate issues through presentations, speakers, and engaging breakout sessions. Each student will have the opportunity to attend three informational breakout sessions of their choice that examine different aspects of climate science including sociological, horticultural and technological.

Prior to the breakout sessions, all students will have the opportunity to listen to and discuss climate issues with the CMMAP director of education, Scott Denning. His presentation will be titled “Climate Change: Simple. Serious. Solvable.”

Lunch will be provided and CMMAP will offer full substitute teacher reimbursement to avoid logistic and financial challenges for schools. Transportation reimbursement will also be considered as funding allows on a need basis.

CMMAP is a multi-institutional National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center based at Colorado State. The center is focused on developing a revolutionary approach to climate modeling by improving cloud representation – an approach that offers more insight on cloud participation in the global climate.

For more information, contact Claire Fleming at (970) 491-8478 or