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Science on Tap

A monthly lecture series at UMD that explores the latest discoveries in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drink

"From the Lab to the Boardroom: Economic Risks of a Changing Environment"

Tim Canty

Tim Canty
Associate Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
University of Maryland

Monday, October 23, 2023
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

Ledo Pizza
4509 Knox Rd.
College Park, MD 20740

Paid parking is available in the attached city garage, which guests can enter on Yale Avenue. Guests may enter the event venue via the Ledo entrance on the corner of Knox Road and Yale Avenue.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. 

If you have any questions about attending this event, including disability accommodations, please contact Rena Surana-Nirula at rena@umd.edu or 301-405-6563.

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About the Talk
As environmental catastrophes grow more severe, financial institutions strive to better evaluate their current and future risks. Executives and their teams must have access to the most up-to-date scientific information to determine the best course of action. One of the challenges confronting the scientific community is the difficulty of translating intricate theoretical concepts into actionable business plans. Many research scientists face obstacles such as inadequate training, insufficient institutional support and limited funding, which hinder their ability to effectively collaborate with the business community. In this presentation, I will discuss the growing environmental concerns facing various economic sectors, what is needed from the scientific community and recent efforts by the University of Maryland to address these issues.

About the Speaker
Tim Canty is an associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland and is also the director of the University System of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences graduate program. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 2002 from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. After that, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a lecturer at UCLA.

His research focuses broadly on understanding atmospheric composition and physics in relation to stratospheric ozone, climate change and air quality. He works closely with policymakers to make sure the best available science is used to develop effective pollution control strategies. He recently became a faculty fellow in the Smith Enterprise Risk Consortium.

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