13 Jun

Engaging the Public on Food and Water Security: Perspectives from the AAAS Leshner Public Engagement Fellows

13 Jun 2018
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
AAAS Headquarters

The AAAS Colloquium Committee presents

Engaging the Public on Food and Water Security: Perspectives from the AAAS Leshner Public Engagement Fellows​ 

June 13, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Light refreshments to follow
 

Meeting societal demands for safe and secure food and water requires scientists to engage in dialogue with myriad publics, including policy makers, farmers, water resource managers, and everyday consumers. During this Colloquium, members of the 2018-2019 cohort of AAAS Leshner Public Engagement Fellows will share the ways that they have engaged audiences around food and water security and how they have used those interactions to spur innovations in their own research. The presentations will be followed by a 30-minute discussion with the audience.

Craig Just, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa
Alexis Racelis, Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Outreach, College of Sciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Associate Professor of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University
Kirsten Schwarz, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Northern Kentucky University