M.E. John Seminar

Date 09/27/19 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Presenter(s) Dr. Kathleen Halvorsen, University Professor of Natural Resource Policy and interim Associate Vice President for Research Development at Michigan Technological University
Location 210 Ferguson
Contact Dr. Guangquig Chi
Contact Email gfc5047@psu.edu
Description

"Socioeconomic Science and Transdisciplinarity: Lessons Learned along the Way"

Abstract:
Socioeconomic scientists are essential participants in many applied, transdisciplinary research projects. Transciplinary scientific teamwork includes scientists and scholars across diverse fields such as the arts, humanities, and social, natural, engineering, and computational sciences. They also include members from other sectors: industry; government; Tribal Nations; communities; and non-governmental organizations. Ideally, this teamwork results in deeply integrated research and outputs. However, this type of research is complex and difficult. This talk shares stories and lessons learned regarding best practices from many years of transdisciplinary and team science research.

Kathleen (Kathy) Halvorsen is University Professor of Natural Resource Policy and interim Associate Vice President for Research Development at Michigan Technological University. Her research focuses on the policy dimensions of climate mitigation and adaptation. She has also studied the team science dimensions of transdisciplinary scientific teamwork and taught international classes and workshops on team science best practices. Kathy is currently the Executive Director of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR).

The M. E. John seminars are hosted by the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education.

Upcoming M. E. John seminars:

  • Oct. 25 - Andrea Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Studies, Lafayette College
  • Nov. 1 - Brent D. Hales, incoming Director of Penn State Extension and Associate Dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Dec. 6 - Craig A. Campbell, Assistant Professor of Education, Penn State

All M. E. John seminars will be held in 210 Ferguson at 2:30-3:30 pm.

For more information contact Dr. Guangquig Chi at gfc5047@psu.edu.

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