The 2019–2020 Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science fellows leverage their work to explore human augmentation from multiple scientific perspectives.
Not long after Craig Just met Laura Schmitt Olabisi at orientation for their AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science fellowship, he realized his program at the University of Iowa could benefit from her work in community-based participatory modeling (she uses computer models to engage stakeholders in planning and decision-making about natural resource management). He brought her to Iowa City in October 2018 to do a workshop for his students and colleagues, using seed money provided by the fellowship. At the time, he did not anticipate how he might also contribute to her work.
Accelerating clean energy innovation calls for examining all potential technologies and finding solutions responsive to the varying needs of each region of the United States and each economic sector, according to speakers at a AAAS symposium.
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