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Tag: Equity

Article - Sep 7, 2021
How Equity Influences Teaching and Curriculum

On July 27th, ESAL discussed the effect of equity on experience with STEM Education with a panel of professional educators. A combination of anecdotes and lessons were shared to create an opportunity of reflection. Learn how the panelists have worked towards equity in teaching and curricula design, using their individual experience to inform their efforts.

Article - Jul 8, 2021
Acting Locally to Advance Equity

On May 20,2021, there was a discussion between professionals centered around the intersection of equity and local civic engagement. Perspectives and personal anecdotes were shed light on to discuss how they have tackled the issue of equity in communities.

Article - May 25, 2021
Physicist from Appalachia Harnesses Machine Learning to Inform Local Healthcare Solutions

As she attended machine learning conferences, Savannah Thais realized her interest in creating more intelligent models that can address on-Earth problems like opioid abuse and COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Article - May 19, 2021
Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Earlier this year, ESAL’s Steering Committee met to discuss how well we are addressing matters of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in our work as well as in our organization.

Article - 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.

Article - 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.

Article - 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.

Article - 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.

Article - 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.

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