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Joel Gratz’s NWS Project Has New Website

Joel Gratz’s project, “Lessons in Technology Transfer Policy for the Atmospheric Sciences: A case study in Public-Private-Academic Partnership on Level II Radar Data“ proposes to evaluate the policy prcesses and outcomes related to the partnership on Level II radar data.   Joel is a graduate student at the University of Colorado enrolled in the joint Environmental Studies M.S. program and MBA program.  To learn more about this project, please see its website.

Elizabeth McNie Presents Paper at Carbon Cycle Workshop

Elizabeth McNie's photoElizabeth McNie's research focuses on how to reconcile the supply of and demand for scientific information between scientists and decision makers. Part of her research involved an extensive literature review in which she analyzed the problems of reconciliation and how science is used in the decision making process. She found the use of 'boundary organizations' to be one of the more promising mechanisms by which to connect science and policy; to ensure the salience and credibility of the information and to ensure that the science produced is useful to decision makers. She recently presented her paper at the 'Carbon Cycle Science: Reconciling Supply and Demand Workshop' in Fort Collins, CO and at the 'Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium: Unifying Knowledge for Sustainable Development in the Western Hemisphere' in Denver, where she also spoke during the closing plenary. She is a third year Ph.D. student in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
For more information, please see the project’s website.

Adam Briggle Presents Paper at Sustainability Conference

Adam Briggle recently attended the EFS West Sustainability and Higher Education Conference in Portland, Oregon (October 21-23). He presented a paper in progress entitled, “Sustainability as a Human Science,” in which he argues that sustainability requires knowledge about the natural (the proper place for humans in nature) just as it requires scientific knowledge about nature. Thus, he contends that an education for sustainability ought to include the integration of the humanities with the sciences in problem-oriented learning formats. Adam also presented a poster entitled, “Humanities Policy: Expanding Knowledge for Decision Making.” This builds off of his ongoing work as the director of Humanities Policy Central. This website serves as a clearinghouse for resources about the integration of values and science to improve decision making. It also seeks to cultivate a community of educators and researchers working at the interface of the humanities, sciences, and society. In his spare time, Adam has been writing and editing articles for the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, which Macmillan Reference will publish.  Adam is a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Center Welcomes Shali Mohleji

Shali MohlejiThe Center welcomes Shali Mohleji, a new graduate student in Environmental Studies, to its ranks.  Shali is a first year doctoral student interested in connecting the atmospheric sciences and policy fields together. Her background is in atmospheric sciences academically, and related to policy from her work experience.

Shali has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Virginia in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Atmospheric Sciences.  She received a Master's Degree in Atmospheric Sciences at Purdue. Afterwards she worked for an environmental consulting firm dealing mostly with air pollution and air quality in the Midwest. She also worked on ISO 14001 and environmental management projects. The combination of these different types of projects sparked her interest in corporate environmental ventures as well as policy issues.

Shep Ryen Discusses Hubble Space Telescope

Shep RyenEnvironmental Studies Ph.D. candidate and Center graduate student Shep Ryen gave a talk at the Center’s October 11 Noontime Seminar Series titled "Deciding the fate of the Hubble Space Telescope."   Shep’s Powerpoint presentation is available online.

Please note: our speaker's page includes all past and future speakers, dates and titles of their talks, and their PowerPoint presentations, if available.