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Tag: Equity

Article - Jan 29, 2021
Science Kits: Fostering STEM Learning During Lockdown for Hayward Students

Educators Stuart Loebl and Nancy Wright describe the "Science Kits" program they developed for the Hayward Unified School District to facilitate equitable science education during distance learning.

Article - Jan 27, 2021
Physician and Computer Scientist Fights for Healthcare Access and Equity in her Community

Varsha Chauhan is a physician and computer scientist. Her career trajectory has included leadership roles public health, health IT, and health systems administration. Most recently she was elected Board member of Eden Health District. ESAL interviewed Chauhan to learn more about how she has woven government and community engagement throughout her career.

Article - Jan 18, 2021
Scientists as Civic Participants: Keeping the Faith for Democracy

After the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, many of us are concerned about the state of American democracy. ESAL Founder & Chair Arti Garg shares her thoughts on the importance of election integrity. She suggests steps we can each take to engage with our local governments about this issue.

Article - Nov 29, 2020
Students Respond to COVID in Their Communities

“Our expertise is science; their expertise is what they need.” This statement by panelist Elina Kostyanovskaya referred to the importance of listening to vulnerable communities. It was one of several key takeaways from the webinar “STEM Students Responding to COVID in their Communities,” which was jointly hosted by ESAL and the National Science Policy Network […]

Article - Nov 22, 2020
Dominican Immigrant Advocates for Sustainability in Michigan Food Systems

Vanessa García Polanco is a federal policy associate at the National Young Farmers Coalition, as well as a member of the boards of the Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society and Michigan Food & Farming Systems. ESAL interviewed García Polanco about her trajectory to becoming a recognized activist-scholar for equitable, sustainable agriculture and food supply systems in Michigan and beyond.

Article - Nov 6, 2020
Innovation Deep Dive: Designing Human-Centered and Equitable Government Services

Amy J. Wilson’s career in technology, social entrepreneurship, and innovation has taken her from D.C. to Oakland, California, tackling projects ranging from government innovation to local public engagement platforms. ESAL interviewed Wilson to learn more about how city governments can use technology and human-centered design to better respond to their residents’ needs and priorities.

Article - Oct 25, 2020
Neurobiologist Promotes Shared Governance to Relieve Education Inequities

Ashton Powell is a biology instructor at the North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics and elected member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education. He spoke with ESAL about how he uses his research and policy background to improve equity and mental health issues in the classroom.

Article - Aug 9, 2020
Cure Violence Global: Applying Public Health Methods to Violence

Cure Violence Global uses public health techniques to to reduce violence in cities. ESAL spoke with Charlie Ransford, senior director of science and policy, to find out more about their approach and how it works.

Article - Aug 2, 2020
CovidSMS: Getting Accurate Info Where It’s Needed

CovidSMS is a texting service that provides local coronavirus information that formed during the John Hopkins University COVID-19 Virtual Design Challenge. ESAL spoke with Serena Wang, one of the student leaders, to understand more about the inception and development of their idea.

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