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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.

Events - Dec 18, 2022
Part 3: Economic Dependence and Extractive Industries

This summer, Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL), the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), and the Geological Society of America (GSA) co-hosted a three-part panel series titled “Power & Indigeneity.” Read about Part 3 of the series, which featured panelists who are empowering Indigenous communities to leverage clean energy development opportunities.

Events - Dec 18, 2022
Part 2: Land Use, Critical Mineral Mining, and the Fossil Fuel Transition

This summer, Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL), the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), and the Geological Society of America (GSA) co-hosted a three-part panel series titled “Power & Indigeneity.” Read about Part 2 of the series, which focused on the impacts of critical mineral mining on Indigenous lands.

Events - Dec 18, 2022
Part 1: Indigenous Scientists on the Sustainability of Humanity

This summer, Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL), the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), and the Geological Society of America (GSA) co-hosted a three-part panel series titled “Power & Indigeneity". Read about Part 1 of the series, which featured Indigenous scientists speaking on the sustainability of humanity.

Stories from the Field - Dec 18, 2022
Energy Engineer Helps Reduce Transportation’s Climate Impact

Learn about how Arpit Soni uses his background in energy engineering to support efforts towards climate action in California and beyond.

Local STEM - Nov 24, 2022
Science Moab: Building knowledge and community through local science

ESAL interviewed founder and executive director of Science Moab Kristina Young to learn more about the impact of accessible place-based science to the local community. Learn more about how their Science Certified program promotes building science communication and encourages visitors to responsibly engage with the landscape.

Postcards - Oct 30, 2022
Developing a Data Pipeline for Virginia

Information technology PhD student Xu Han recalls his experience building a data processing pipeline for analyzing data from the Office of Recovery Services at the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and to better serve the people of Virginia.

Postcards - Oct 30, 2022
Researching Mobile Crisis Services in Virginia

Translational biology PhD candidate Frankie Edwards recalls his experience with analyzing data to find mobile service gaps in the Commonwealth of Virginia and how his work contributed to redesigning crisis services.

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