• Sarah Myhre and her Earth history activity for "Meet a Scientist" public engagement events at the Pacific Science Center, Seattle.
    Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

    Treading the fine line between climate talk and alarmism

    Fellow Sarah Myhre on speaking about climate change to an unlikely audience.

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  • In Memory of Fred Switzer (1922 - 2017)
    On Leadership

    In Memory of Fred Switzer (1922 - 2017)

    Fred Switzer, brother of Robert Switzer, made a significant contribution to shaping the Foundation.

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  • Is the Paris climate accord unfair to the U.S.?
    Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

    Is the Paris climate accord unfair to the U.S.?

    Fellow Jason Grumet appeared on a PBS News Hour segment that dug into President Trump's reasons why he thought the Paris climate accord was a bad idea.

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We have chosen our 2017 Switzer Fellows!

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Among her many accomplishments bridging her love of science and public service, Fellow Karen Levy's most recent is her selection as a fellow of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute (LLI) for Public Engagement with Science. “The best way to maintain public support for science is for people to understand it,” Levy says, “to understand the underlying scientific process, to learn about exciting discoveries, and to understand how it affects their own lives.”

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Jul 17, 2017
To slow climate change, lawmakers in a handful of states are proposing bills or passing laws that convert their local electricity grids to renewable sources. ... "Electrifying buildings is really the...Read more >
Jul 17, 2017
A notification system that alerts authorities when fishing vessels that are believed to be operating illegally arrive in port is being developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research...Read more >
Jul 17, 2017
Rather than conduct an aquatic roll call with nets to know which fish reside in a particular body of water, scientists can now use DNA fragments suspended in water to catalog invasive or native...Read more >
Jul 17, 2017
Abstract Problem, research strategy, and findings: We draw on a multidisciplinary body of research to consider how planning for urban agriculture can foster food justice by benefitting...Read more >

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