Seeking ASU student applicants for TechCongress program


Seeking ASU student applicants for TechCongress program

Informational call Jan. 27. Nominations are open for the TechCongress Congressional Innovation Scholars Program. The program pays an $60,000 annual-equivalent stipend and other benefits. Please nominate students and encourage them to apply by Feb. 5.

Jan 27: Ellis presents on Gender Equality and Governance Index

Sustainability scholar and GFL director of global partnerships Amanda Ellis will present about the Index and other tools for accelerating women’s empowerment and ensuring equal rights.

NASEM seeks experts to advise on US global change research program

The National Academies is seeking approximately 10 new members for a 20-person standing committee. Self-nominations are welcome. Members typically serve 3-year terms with an option to reappoint after the first term. Nominations are due by February 12, 2021.

Jan 27: Learn effective methods to get published in Slate and others

Editors from two ASU-affiliated publications – Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America and ASU, and Issues in Science and Technology, published by ASU and the National Academies – will discuss what makes a good idea for their outlets and how to pitch them.

Feb 2: Accelerating decarbonization in the US

Join the National Academies February 2 at noon MST for a public briefing on a new report that outlines the key technological and socio-economic goals that must be achieved to put the United States on the path to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Study looks at land acquisitions’ effect on climate change

In a new study, sustainability scientist Chuan Liao and co-authors looked at how the implementation of large-scale land acquisitions for agricultural development affects carbon emissions, and in turn, climate change.

Jan 28: The future of coral reef islands in the Pacific

In this GDCS-sponsored talk, Murray Ford will present results of remote sensing, geochronological, and physical modeling studies that investigated island formation and dynamics. The future persistence of atoll islands will be discussed in light of projected changes in sea level and adaptation within atoll settings.

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NSF call for proposals: Future of work at the human-technology frontier

Researchers across the social, behavioral and economic sciences are encouraged to submit proposals to the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research solicitation by March 23, 2021.

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Sustainability scientists representing ASU at AAAS

The 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting will convene entirely online, February 8-11, with related pre-released materials available online now. Click through to preview some of this year’s ASU-led sessions and paper presentations.

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Study of ancient cities can offer lessons for today

ASU researchers suggest urbanists shouldn’t forget the past when studying the future. Complexity scientists studying urbanism need to take a historical perspective, according to Jose Lobo and his co-authors.