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Other - Feb 15, 2024
ESAL Expands Steering Committee, Welcoming Three New Members

In December of 2023, ESAL elected three new members-at-large to our Steering Committee, expanding the committee to 8 members.

Stories from the Field - Jan 5, 2024
Promoting Civic Engagement through Clean Air

ESAL chatted with Cindy Hua, board member of Downwinders at Risk and chair of the Particulate Matter Education Committee, about her work on empowering residents to engage with the civic process and her journey into local activism.

Local STEM - Jan 5, 2024
Oregon Environmental Council: Strengthening Environmental Strategies with Volunteer Scientists

Learn more about Jacqui Treiger's work as campaign manager for climate and transportation at OEC to further initiatives that reduce climate pollution, increase community resilience, and build a transportation system that works for everyone.

Events - Dec 4, 2023
Data Dive on Eviction Data

Learn more about how researchers are using data science to highlight the housing insecurity issue across the country.

Local STEM - Nov 7, 2023
Bridging the Gap Between Science and Action

In a recent conversation with ESAL, Kavin Manickaraj, chief data scientist at Greenlink Analytics, reflected on how his concern for the well-being of the local community and effects of climate change informs his science and career path. Learn more about how Kavin wants to bridge the gap between science and political action.

Stories from the Field - Oct 15, 2023
Bringing STEM Experience to the Maryland General Assembly

Julie Palakovich Carr is the only biologist with an advanced degree in the Maryland General Assembly, where she has been a representative since 2019. Learn more about the high-impact role of an elected official and the advantages that a scientific background affords policy makers.

Stories from the Field - Oct 15, 2023
When the Cat is Missing Its Tail: Bringing Together Privacy Researchers to Solve Synthetic Data

ESAL spoke with Christine Task, a senior research scientist at Knexus Research Corporation and contracted technical lead of the Collaborative Research Cycle (CRC) hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Privacy Engineering Program. Learn more about how Christine is mobilizing the privacy research community to solve pressing problems facing the federal government.

Stories from the Field - Sep 10, 2023
Professor connecting science to legislation and students and research to civic engagement

Michael Hendricks, an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, is an advocate for civic engagement who particularly emphasizes integrating STEM into the legislative process. Learn about how he approaches research, teaching, and mentorship to center civic engagement.

Local STEM - Aug 21, 2023
Connecting Science and Stakeholders in Georgia

Amy Sharma, PhD is the executive director of Science for Georgia, an organization whose mission is to advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy, improve communication between scientists and the public, and increase public engagement with science. She chatted with ESAL about the value of factual scientific support to state legislators and interpersonal relationships between scientists and other community members.

Stories from the Field - Aug 7, 2023
Championing Inclusivity in STEMM

Cynthia Prieto-Diaz, a biomedical engineer by training, actively contributes to scientific discourse by volunteering, engaging with city governments, and advocating for STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) involvement and consideration in local governance.Prieto-Diaz currently holds a position on the leadership team for 500 Women Scientists and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Cal Poly Pomona-Latin Alumni Network.

Other - Aug 3, 2023
ESAL's 2023 Annual Report

ESAL is proud to share our first annual report celebrating the team, programming, content, and communications we have developed from June 2022 to July 2023.

Local STEM - Jul 10, 2023
Promoting STEM Engagement in Illinois

Learn about how, founder and executive director of the Illinois Science Council, Monica Metzler uses her legal training and writing background from working with the Illinois House of Representatives and Democratic National Convention to make science concepts clear and accessible to the public.

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