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Topic: Issues

Local governments and communities face a breadth of STEM-related issues that scientists and engineers can help address.


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Article - 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.

Article - 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.

Article - 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.

Article - 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.

Article - Oct 8, 2022
CEELAB: Restoring Florida’s Estuaries Through Collaboration

By Robin Mays The Coastal and Estuarine Ecology Lab (CEELAB) was founded in 1997 at the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a focus on the ecology of coastal and estuarine ecosystems, conservation biology, and restoration. CEELAB, along with collaborators and partners such as the Marine Discovery Center, the National Park Service, and several Florida […]

Article - Aug 22, 2022
Community Engineering Corps: Partnering to address infrastructure inequity

ESAL spoke with Natalie Celmo, senior project engineer, and Ellie Carley, senior program coordinator, to learn how they support underserved groups through the Community Engineering Corps. The Community Engineering Corps provides pro-bono engineering and technical assistance in partnership with communities in need.

Article - Aug 8, 2022
Biologist Supports Safe Parking Program

Christopher Kan is a biologist by training and a biotech professional working at the intersection of biology, people, and business. Kan recently gained local attention for his leadership in a two-year campaign to create a safe parking program in the church lot. Learn about how Kan navigated the local approval process to make four spots available for unhoused people to stay in their cars overnight and how his science communication skills helped bring the project to fruition.

Event - Aug 1, 2022
US K-12 STEM Education: How teaching and curriculum design can advance equity and justice in STEM
Article - Jul 17, 2022
Bradford Pear Bounty: Swapping stinky nuisances for native beauty

ESAL spoke with Kelly Oten, an assistant professor at NCSU, to the North Carolina Bradford Pear Bounty's goals and its collaboration with North Carolina State University (NCSU) Extension, and the state’s Forest Service, Urban Forest Council, and Wildlife Federation to remove the ‘Bradford’ pear, an invasive and nuisance species in the South.

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