Scientific Interdisciplinary Collaboration for the Public Good
Tim Schroeder and David Bond will report on their research into groundwater contamination in and around Bennington, Vermont, for which they were awarded a National Science Foundation grant. Toxicity in groundwater is a serious public health and environmental problem. This research by Dr. Schroeder and Bond and their colleagues at Bennington College is particularly interesting because not only is it a collaboration between the natural sciences and the social sciences, but local citizens are welcomed and heavily involved as "citizen scientists." Dr. Tim Schroeder is a geologist and faculty member in the Division of Science and Mathematics, and Dr. David Bond is a cultural anthropologist and Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College. Together, the speakers illustrate the importance of making science approachable to all, so citizens can better understand environmental problems to drive change for the common good.
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