7th Annual Kent State Environmental Science & Design Research Symposium

FACING 21ST CENTURY NATURE: CONFIGURING FRESH APPROACHES THROUGH BIODESIGN

The Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative is pleased to welcome Professor Rachel Armstrong as a 2020 ESDRI distinguished speaker. We are thankful she was able to reschedule to join us virtually after the 2020 ESDRI Symposium was transitioned to remote offerings due to COVID-19.

Her virtual lecture will take place on September 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. and will coincide with the opening of her exhibit in the Center for Architecture and Design. Register and learn more about the 2020 ESDRI distinguished speaker event.

Professor Rachel Armstrong at the beach on the left with a picture of her exhibit on the right
     

In-person symposium CANCELED. Sessions moved to virtual format. 

In keeping with the recent KSU announcement regarding COVID-19, we are canceling the 2020 Environmental Science and Design Research Symposium scheduled for March 16, 17 and 18. Kent State along with other Ohio universities suspended all Spring face-to-face instruction starting March 10 and canceled all events and gatherings for the remainder of the Spring semester. 

As it is the Year of Biodesign for ESDRI at Kent State University, the planning committee is exploring alternate ways of manifesting the symposium content (via online delivery this semester or rescheduled individual events in Fall). After considerable effort, several remote sessions were offered including a collaboration with the Design Innovation Initiative and a virtual poster session.

Torrance Gaskins and Kaitlin Shvach, first place winners of 2020 ESDRI Symposium Poster session
Torrance Gaskins and Kaitlin Shvach, first place winners of 2020 ESDRI Symposium Poster Session

ESDRI leadership continues to explore opportunities to continue the conversations and interactions that were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and looks forward to connecting with the ESDRI community through the summer and into next year.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: esdri@kent.edu

 

 

Sponsors:

Cleveland Water Alliance

Deborah Gillaspie and Frederick Sturm

 

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Cleveland Metroparks

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Previous Symposia

Visit the Sixth Annual Kent State University Environmental Science and Design Symposium

Visit the Fifth Annual Kent State University Water and Land Symposium

Visit the Fourth Annual Kent State University Water and Land Symposium

Visit the Third Annual Kent State University Water and Land Symposium

Read a summary of the First Water Symposium