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EARTH DAY SUMMIT:
SCIENTISTS IN SOCIETY

April 22, 2022

Speakers and panelists from various career stages explore how their unique journeys prepared them for career paths focused on understanding and solving complex environmental problems. The summit celebrates how different forms of diversity among scientists and their work have societal value to be able to see opportunities for transformation and build resilience into our global community and earth systems. The summit is cosponsored by RiverBytes LLC, the Deep Time Institute, and the GSA Geology and Society Division.

 

INTRODUCTION: VALUING DIVERSITY OF INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND INSTITUTIONS

A conversation with Maribeth Kniffin (Founder, Riverbytes LLC) & Angela Hessler (Founder, The Deep Time Institute) with statements from Lily Jackson (Vice Chair, GSA Geology and Society Division).

INTERACTIVE WITH JAMESON WETMORE: US FUNDING, POLITICS, NEEDS & DESIRES

Jameson Wetmore is the Associate Director for Societal and Ethical Implications National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, Arizona State University.

INTERVIEW WITH ALISON DUFF: DESIGNING RESEARCH PROGRAMS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

Alison Duff is a Research Ecologist with the US Department of Agriculture. 

INTERVIEW WITH ZACHARY L.G. TIMMS: RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND SOCIALIZATION

Zachary L.G. Timms is a graduate student in the Department of Urban Planning & Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University.

INTERVIEW WITH LEANNE TERUYA: K12 EDUCATION, EARLY EXPERIENCES OF SCIENCE IN SOCIETY

LeAnne Teruya is the Co-Director of the Bay Area Environmental STEM Institute and Geology Lecturer at San Jose State University.

PANEL DISCUSSION:

TECHNOLOGY, EQUALITY, & ACCESS

A panel discussion with Maribeth Kniffin, Angela Hessler, Jameson Wetmore, Alison Duff, Zachary Timms, and LeAnne Teruya.