Addressing society’s biggest challenges: Catalyzing research with community engagement

Come and be inspired by the exciting research being conducted by WSU and University of Idaho researchers! Learn about the impact this research is having across the world. This session of Flash Talks will focus on research projects that incorporate a strong public engagement component, such as citizen science initiatives, community-led research, and/or participatory research.

Join us to hear from faculty and postdocs on how they have involved the public to advance a wide breadth of research priorities, from engaging high school students in ecological monitoring to working with tribal communities on health and education programs.

Flash talk presenters:

  • Joey Hulbert
    • “Engaging community scientists in research about tree health and urban heat islands”
  • Anne Pisor
    • “Climate Together: Putting the social in citizen climate science”
  • Julie Postma
    • “Listen, leverage and lead: Supporting agricultural workers during smoke and heat”
  • Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens
    • “Engaging high school students as collaborators in ecological investigation of the Columbia River Estuary: Lessons from a transdisciplinary university-school partnership”
  • Kait Hirchak
    • “The Importance of Relationship Building and Reflexivity in Community Engaged Research”
  • Erica Austin
    • “Getting to the Heart (and Mind) of Vaccine Hesitancy”
  • Vanessa Anthony-Stevens
    • “Whose Science Matters? Catalyzing community partnerships to transform research”
  • Linda McLean
    • “Healing the Earth (xʷlxʷlstixʷ iʔ‿tmxʷúlaʔxʷ ) Through Seed Bombs”

Join us on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 3pm!

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