New Students Interest in Arctic Change (Bill Simpson)

Video Shot in: 2023

Bill Simpson discusses his experiences teaching Earth System Science, focusing on the Arctic and its changing environment. Simpson highlights the program’s interdisciplinary approach and its emphasis on building a community of students interested in Arctic change, including aspects like hydrology and atmospheric changes. He notes the enthusiasm and insightful questions from students during a seminar talk. Simpson also mentions the program’s efforts to engage with local communities, indigenous peoples, and Elders, reflecting a positive shift towards inclusive and collaborative research. He observes that students show a strong interest and motivation in studying Arctic changes, bringing a fresh and positive perspective compared to the more pessimistic outlook of older generations. Simpson concludes by mentioning the excitement and energy young students bring to their studies in the Arctic, captivated by the novelty and uniqueness of the environment.