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Universities Can Lead the Way Supporting Engaged Geoscientists

Anne Jefferson, Melissa Kenney, Tessa Hill, Noelle Selin

Universities Can Lead the Way Supporting Engaged Geoscientists 

Geoscientists want to engage communities and policy makers. Colleges and universities can help by embracing five core capacities. 

Geoscientists play a critical role in addressing societal challenges related to natural hazards, climate change, the environment, energy, and resource issues. Many geoscientists who recognize this critical role put their knowledge into action by engaging with local communities and beyond, and we are called upon by public leaders to do more of this work [e.g., Lubchenco et al., 2015].

Engaging with societal challenges requires more than just a one-way transfer of facts.  It necessitates multidirectional dialogue...

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POSTED: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 9:24pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 9:24pm