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A forum led by the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) expanded research exploring effective public participation to build community resilience in response to climate change. The exercise, hosted at the Arizona Science Center, brought over 60 people from the Phoenix metro area together for discussion focused on issues pertinent to the local area: extreme heat and drought.
This was the second forum in a series funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with six more to be held around the country during the spring of 2018 to look at a variety of hazards. Graduate Research Assistant with the project, Nich Weller, plus 10 other graduate students from across ASU helped facilitate the discussions.
Laura Hosman demonstrates SolarSPELL for Michael Crow. Photo by Bruce Baikie
Professor Laura Hosman was awarded an inaugural PLuS Alliance Prize for her work on SolarSPELL, a portable, solar-powered digital library that comes with its own digital Wi-Fi hotspot, able to function without electricity or existing internet connectivity. She received the $50,000 prize, which recognizes research and education innovation, at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in London. Hosman was recognized in the Education Innovation category. Read more in ASU Now and in India West.
A new and innovative game called AudaCITY, created by Professor Lauren Withycombe Keeler was the focus of a resilience workshop hosted by ASU with the City of Tempe. The game enabled players to understand the transformations that need to take place within the community to achieve sustainability and build resilience. “The game helps demonstrate for our leadership how they are affected by sustainability issues and how they can be a part of helping us achieve our sustainability goals,” said City of Tempe sustainability manager Braden Kay. Read more.
Group photo from a citizen science-oriented conference includes (from left) Dan Stanton associate librarian for academic services at ASU Library (2nd) and Darlene Cavalier, professor of practice in SFIS (3rd)
Through a new grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), researchers from the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and ASU Library will develop field-tested, replicable resource toolkits for public libraries to provide to everyday people contributing to real research, from right where they are. Read more.
SFIS Professor Elisa Graffy participated on a panel discussing carbon dioxide removal as part of a Facebook Live event led by the Institute on Science for Global Policy: #GeoElive with ASU’s Ariel Anbar, Gary Dirks, Klaus Lackner, and moderator, Steve Romaniello.
Mary Jane Parmentier (right) presenting. Photo by Carrie Herrera Niesen
Mary Jane Parmentier was invited by the ASU Study Abroad office to be the keynote speaker on at the Southwest Lessons From Abroad: Study Abroad Returnee Conference. Parmentier spoke to 75 students from Arizona's three universities about how studying abroad and serving in the Peace Corps impacted her career and personal development. The conference was held at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.