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Article - Sep 11, 2022
ESAL launches new portal to local engagement

We've revamped our website to make it easier than ever to find the resources and information you need to make a difference in your community.

Article - Apr 29, 2022
Meeting our Commitments to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

An update from ESAL Founder & Chair, Arti Garg, about our progress in 2021 toward meeting our commitments to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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 - Aug 13, 2021
How Policy and Local Context Shape STEM Education

On July 15th, 2021, ESAL had a panel of STEM educational experts, including the executive director of the SciTech Institute, a leader of CodeSciLab, a global nonprofit director of STEM education, and a Philadelphia STEM educator that fight for STEM education access throughout the U.S. Each panelist brought forth a unique perspective on how local funding, policies, and environmental factors impact students’ educational experiences.

Article - Jun 17, 2021
Communicating Science: Responding to COVID

On March 2, as the final installment of the Covid Conversations series, ESAL spoke with three active members of the science communication scene to learn more about civic engagement. The discussion includes methods for effectively communicating with one's own local government, communication styles among scientists, and vaccine distribution.

Article - 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.

Article - 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.

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 18, 2020
From pipetting to policy: Using your skills as a scientist to make a difference in local government

ESAL volunteer Rebecca Mandt writes about how her experience as a genetics researcher has inspired her to get involved in her own community. She showcases the many tools ESAL offers and encourages readers to take the first step in local engagement.

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