What can models do in a changed climate? In the 1960s, NOAA created the first general circulation models simulating Earth’s oceans and atmosphere, and noted their impact on the global climate system. Since then, models have served as a primary mode of representing, analyzing, translating, and designing the environment in a changed climate.

How are models used to understand, and in turn, design our climate-changed world? Through a series of events to be held at MIT in the winter and spring of 2018, including an ideas competitionexhibition, and symposium, we explore how climate-related models of the past, present, and future act in today’s climate changed world.

Ideas Competition

$15,000 to be distributed amongst the competition winners.

See website for competition brief and details.

Climate Changed Co-Chairs: Irmak TuranJessica Varner
Faculty Advisor: John E. Fernandez

Climate Changed is a student-led initiative. It is generously co-sponsored by the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative and the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

Post-Doctoral Research Positions available at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique (UM6P) in Ben Guerir, Morocco

UM6P is actively searching to fill multiple post-doctoral research positions at its new Ben Guerir campus. Well-qualified candidates are sought with research interests in the general areas of:

  • Water resources and climate
  • Smart agriculture
  • Industrial optimization
  • Chemical processing of phosphate
  • Urbanization, and
  • Renewable Energy

This UM6P post-doctoral program is intended to serve as a pipeline for future faculty hires at the university, so candidates should have genuine interest in living and working in Morocco while pursuing research on critical issues of sustainable development in Africa.

By virtue of the joint UM6P-MIT Research Program (UMRP) successful candidates will enjoy opportunities to collaborate with participating MIT faculty as Visiting Scholars at the Institute for extended periods working on joint UMRP projects. UMRP consists of five research projects supervised by MIT faculty and covering the topical areas listed above.

Potential candidates are invited to email a concise statement of interest along with their CV and contact information to UMRP Executive Director Kurt Sternlof ( Responses will be forwarded as appropriate to the hiring authorities at UM6P for immediate consideration on a rolling basis. Candidates of interest will be contacted directly by UM6P. Please do not contact UMRP regarding the status of a submitted statement of interest.

This call will remain open until further notice.