Alldredge, A. L.. University of California, Santa Barbara, firstname.lastname@example.org
PERSPECTIVES FROM MIDCAREER: OCEANOGRAPHY AS PATH AND PASSION
Our careers are an integral part of our life path, imbued with lessons, opportunities, and above all, change. Are they what we expected when we started out? Using my own career of the last 3 decades as an example, I examine the ups and downs, shifts in perspective, and changes in the nature of motivation and satisfaction typical of many scientists as their careers mature and place these against the backdrop of larger historical trends occurring in oceanography and science, in general, over that time period. The account will be peppered with anecdote, philosophical musing, and personal insights into the nature of science as a path of discovery.
Day: Wednesday, Feb. 3
Location: Hilton of Santa Fe