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Local STEM - Jun 18, 2023
Community Scientists and Educators Celebrate Climate Stories

The Thriving Earth Exchange project aims to amplify climate narratives in migrant communities. A science educator and artist, Amaris Alanis-Ribeiro, center director of the North Park Village Nature Center in northwest Chicago, noticed the changing demographics of Albany Park and realized the potential of partnering with their local community to share stories, inspire conversations, and celebrate unique cultures and identities across Chicago. Learn more about how Alanis-Ribeiro maintains a connection to her artistic interests, while forging a path in science outreach leadership.

Events - Jun 4, 2023
Protecting Wetlands for Healthy Communities and Ecosystems

On May 8th, ESAL and the Ecological Society of America co-hosted a virtual event centered around the urgency of protecting wetlands and their significance in maintaining climate resilience in the future. Learn about the ways the event speakers encourage public engagement.

Other - May 31, 2023
ESAL’s Annual Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Assessment

ESAL annually looks inward to assess how our organization is addressing matters of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). Learn how we are approaching our JEDI commitments and seeking partnerships for continued growth.

Deep Dive - May 13, 2023
Nuclear Sector Deep Dive: Revisiting a Source of Carbon-Free Energy

Learn more about the recent history of nuclear energy usage in the United States and how both national and state-level policies are shaping its future.

Deep Dive - May 8, 2023
A Conversation with EPRI on Nuclear Power

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is an independent, non-profit organization focused on advancing safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy for society through global collaboration, science and technology innovation, and applied research. EPRI also conducts nuclear-focused research in the areas of materials management, fuels and chemistry, plant performance, and strategic initiatives. ESAL spoke with Maria […]

Stories from the Field - Apr 6, 2023
Electrical engineer cultivates resilience, adaptability, and balance within teams and individuals

ESAL chats with Molita Sloan, who has spent much of her career in the engineering and tech sector supporting organizational effectiveness and as a life coach for Women in STEM.

Other - Mar 20, 2023
Meet Our New Managing Director

ESAL is excited to welcome Taylor Spicer on board as our first managing director. We sat down with her to learn a bit about her background and new role.

Stories from the Field - Mar 11, 2023
Rebuilding Communities Devastated by Fire

Tyler Pew puts his design and build skills to use rebuilding his hometown. The experienced designer, advocate, and civic enthusiast gained attention for his assistance and leadership in the rebuilding of rural Greenville, CA, following the devastation caused by the Dixie Fire in 2021.

Local STEM - Mar 11, 2023
Tips for Scientists to Work Effectively with Communities

Guest author Nancy Holt, who holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry and is a Co-founder of Science for New York (Sci4NY), shares tips to help scientists effectively work with communities.

Postcards - Mar 11, 2023
COVES: Supporting People With Disabilities

Biomedical engineering PhD student Casie Slaybaugh shares how she combined her science policy and personal passions as a fellow working with the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.

Stories from the Field - Feb 12, 2023
Engineer Helps Bridge the STEM Educational Divide

ESAL chats with Brandie Dessauer, the manager of an engineering team within Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Her unique upbringing as a first-generation college graduate has had a lasting impact on her professional career. Learn more about how she provides STEM opportunities designed to bridge the educational divide.

Deep Dive - Feb 5, 2023
Acting Locally on Abortion

The debate around abortion is informed by science, medicine, and public health, as well as ethics. Many people with STEM backgrounds feel compelled to get involved. One way to do this is to have critical conversations with your friends, family, and other members of your community. We hope that the information in this post can serve as a guide for anyone looking to engage in this important policy discussion.

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