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Deep Dive - Apr 14, 2021
COVID-19 Deep Dive: Harnessing Volunteer Scientists for Community Response

Promptly after his workplace closed in March 2020 as a consequence of COVID-19, neurobiologist Michael Wells took action. Read about how one tweet turned into a volunteer effort comprised of over 9,000 scientists.

Stories from the Field - Mar 28, 2021
From Neuroscientist to Running for Public Office

Tepring Piquado discusses her journey from the field of neuroscience to running for public office. Read about her experiences with the California Council on Science and Technology, and her transition into the legislative process from academia.

Other - Mar 23, 2021
Approaching Evidence-Informed Policy-making with Empathy

This is the fourth installment of ESAL Founder & Chair Arti Garg's diary of her participation in a policy innovation workshop on community safety. Garg discusses the role of empathy in local policy-making, and how engineers and scientists can get comfortable with subjective evidence.

Local STEM - Mar 14, 2021
The Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence: Minimizing Conflict Between People & Nature

ESAL spoke with Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence (CHCC) Director and wildlife biologist Kevin Crooks, and with Assistant Professor and conservation psychologist Rebecca Niemiec about the Center’s role in the reintroduction of gray wolves to Colorado and associated public engagement efforts.

Stories from the Field - Mar 3, 2021
A PhD Engineer Giving Back to Her Alabama Community

Dr. Kenya L. Goodson is vice-president of the board of the Black Warrior River Keeper, adjunct professor of environmental science at the University of Montevallo, and science instructor for first generation college-bound high schoolers through Stillman College's Upward Bound program. Read her story about her path to applying her science background to improve environmental education and management in her community.

Other - Feb 27, 2021
Why Stating Assumptions Enables Policy-making in Uncertainty

This is the third installment of ESAL Founder & Chair Arti Garg's diary of her participation in a policy innovation workshop on community safety. This post discusses how stating assumptions can enable progress in policy-making when there is uncertainty about the causes of a problem.

Other - Feb 27, 2021
Moving from "Evidence-Based" to "Hypothesis-Driven" Policy-making

This is the second installment of ESAL Founder & Chair Arti Garg's diary of her participation in a policy innovation workshop on community safety. This post discusses how even when evidence is inclusive, scientific approaches can provide value in policy-making.

Other - Feb 27, 2021
Policy Innovation through Community Workshops

This is the first installment of ESAL Founder & Chair Arti Garg's diary of her participation in a policy innovation workshop on community safety. This post discusses why she believes a community-driven process can provide innovative new solutions.

Other - Feb 26, 2021
COVID Conversations: Tips for Scientists and Engineers to Communicate Science with Their Communities

On February 19, ESAL collaborated with the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) to host the first of two webinars on “COVID Conversations.” The panelists discussed how scientists and engineers can talk about COVID-19 with their communities to dispel misconceptions and offer needed information about the pandemic.

Other - Feb 19, 2021
Local Government Perspective: Responding to COVID

On January 26th, ESAL hosted an event to discuss with city officials and lab manager the responsibility of explaining the science of COVID-19 and the local interactions that come with it. The discussion includes interactions between science and politics, ways to make connections with the community, and informed engagement in local government.

Local STEM - Feb 14, 2021
The BLOCK Project: Addressing Homelessness Sustainably

The BLOCK Project is a grassroots program confronting the challenge of skyrocketing rent and property values. The project builds detached accessory dwelling units in backyards to house people. To date, the project has built 10 homes, with another 5 anticipated within the next year.

Postcards - Jan 29, 2021
Addressing COVID Disinformation Close to Home

Epidemiologist and microbiology PhD candidate Lyndsey Gray shares how she was able to dispel COVID disinformation by talking with her family.

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