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Article - Sep 11, 2022
ESAL launches new portal to local engagement

We've revamped our website to make it easier than ever to find the resources and information you need to make a difference in your community.

Article - Aug 22, 2022
Community Engineering Corps: Partnering to address infrastructure inequity

ESAL spoke with Natalie Celmo, senior project engineer, and Ellie Carley, senior program coordinator, to learn how they support underserved groups through the Community Engineering Corps. The Community Engineering Corps provides pro-bono engineering and technical assistance in partnership with communities in need.

Article - Aug 8, 2022
Biologist Supports Safe Parking Program

Christopher Kan is a biologist by training and a biotech professional working at the intersection of biology, people, and business. Kan recently gained local attention for his leadership in a two-year campaign to create a safe parking program in the church lot. Learn about how Kan navigated the local approval process to make four spots available for unhoused people to stay in their cars overnight and how his science communication skills helped bring the project to fruition.

Article - Jul 17, 2022
Connecting Science and Art for Effective Community Engagement

On May 19th, ESAL discussed examples of artistic-scientific collaborations presented by three panelists working at this interface. Learn how the panelists have emphasized ongoing dialogue between scientists and artists towards community engagement.

Article - Jul 17, 2022
Bradford Pear Bounty: Swapping stinky nuisances for native beauty

ESAL spoke with Kelly Oten, an assistant professor at NCSU, to the North Carolina Bradford Pear Bounty's goals and its collaboration with North Carolina State University (NCSU) Extension, and the state’s Forest Service, Urban Forest Council, and Wildlife Federation to remove the ‘Bradford’ pear, an invasive and nuisance species in the South.

Article - Jul 5, 2022
Climate Scientist Tackles Global Aerosols and Sunnyvale Sustainability

ESAL spoke with research scientist Kristine Pistone and how her studies the Earth’s radiative balance, air quality analysis experience in Chile, and interest in sustainability motivated her to serve for her city's local Sustainability Commission in Sunnyvale, CA.

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