Science to Action: Communities Solve Problems with Science and Scientists

Note: Abstract submissions to Union sessions are by invitation only.

Session ID#: 24212

Session Description:
From land use planning to hazard mitigation, community science refers to collaborations among scientists, science educators, decision makers and citizens to solve problems.   Living sustainably and equitably on the Earth is not an easy task - using science can help solve immediate problems, uncover longer term issues, and model future scenarios.  However, using science successfully requires deep collaboration to thoroughly understand the problem and its contexts as well as to evaluate the viability and consequences of various courses of action on the Earth and its inhabitants.  This comes from using partnerships to design, conduct, and apply research to decision making. It depends on  science education, both to enhance community understanding and capacity and to prepare scientists to work effectively with communities. This session will showcase examples of AGU members engaged in successful collaborations producing positive outcomes at local, regional, national and international scales
Primary Convener:  Cathryn Allen Manduca, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, United States
Conveners:  Susan Buhr Sullivan, CIRES/CU Boulder-Rsrch Lab 2, Boulder, CO, United States, Rajul Pandya, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Julie A Vano, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Index Terms:

0825 Teaching methods [EDUCATION]
6349 General or miscellaneous [POLICY SCIENCES]
6620 Science policy [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

David W Szymanski, Bentley University, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, Waltham, MA, United States
Faisal Hossain, University of Washington Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States
Karim-Aly Kassam, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States

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