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22 July 2019

A First Geophysics Job with Project Apollo

In 1972, after my freshman year at MIT, Prof. Nafi Toksoz was kind enough to hire me to work in his research group that used data from seismometers the Apollo astronauts installed on the moon. I learned a lot from these excellent scientists, and (hopefully) helped them a little. It was exciting to have even a very minor part in a group investigating the moon’s structure and evolution.  I figure …

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5 June 2019

How Can Universities and Colleges Advance Community Science?

A cool thing about working at Thriving Earth Exchange is learning about excellent work being done in community science. There is a lot going on in colleges and universities, and even research-focused universities are starting to change in ways that advance and support community science. In making those changes, they can look to a history of community science in two-year colleges, agricultural extension offices, tribal colleges, and historically black colleges. …

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8 May 2019

Stop Talking and Listen

Career arc: A citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, located on Cape Cod, MA, Thornbrugh’s life and work center around serving American Indian Tribal Nations. Although he grew up outside of the Tribal community, his parents instilled in him a strong connection to its culture and values from an early age. While pursuing his doctorate in geography at the University of Arizona, Thornbrugh commuted an hour and 20 minutes roundtrip …

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“Under what circumstances does science help inform policy?”

Career arc: Susanne Moser has never constrained herself to just one field. During her training, she started out in physical geography, a field that incorporates “all flavors of geoscience, even humanities,” then moved into human geography, which gave her a great foundation for examining the million-dollar question: Under what circumstances does science help inform policy? She’s carried that question with her throughout her career, which has focused much on adaptation …

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