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Kenney’s Public Engagement Featured on AAAS Website ?>

Kenney’s Public Engagement Featured on AAAS Website

From left to right: Dr. Melissa Kenney (the University of Maryland and American Association for the Advancement of Science Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow) and Andy Fellows (the University of Maryland iSchool, National Center for Smart Growth, and former mayor of College Park, Maryland)   Dr. Melissa Kenney (the University of Maryland and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow) was recently featured in an article on the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with…

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KENNEY CO-HOSTS AAAS LIVE CHAT ON SCIENCE COMMUNICATION ?>

KENNEY CO-HOSTS AAAS LIVE CHAT ON SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

Dr. Melissa A. Kenney, University of Maryland Assistant Research Professor and AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow, co-hosted an AAAS Live Chat on Science Communication on Wednesday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The chat was broadcasted on the AAAS Facebook and Twitter pages. Dr. Kenney and co-hosts Emily Therese Cloyd (AAAS), Shane Hanlon (American Geophysical Union), and Karen Lips (University of Maryland and AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow) discussed the importance public engagement, provided strategies for how scientists can engage policymakers from the local to…

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Dr. Kenney to Co-host AAAS Live Chat on Science Communication ?>

Dr. Kenney to Co-host AAAS Live Chat on Science Communication

Dr. Melissa A. Kenney, University of Maryland Assistant Research Professor and AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow, will be co-hosting an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) live chat on Science Communication tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The chat will be broadcasted on the AAAS Facebook and Twitter pages.   Dr. Kenney will be joined by other science communication experts including: Emily Therese Cloyd, AAAS Shane Hanlon, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Karen Lips, University of Maryland…

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Fall 2016 Semester Summary ?>

Fall 2016 Semester Summary

By Jason Winik and Amanda Speciale   The Fall 2016 semester was a busy time for the Environmental Decision Support Science Lab! We had six undergraduate research assistants, four returning undergraduate students and two new undergraduate students, working on a number of exciting projects. After a productive semester, we have highlighted our work below to reflect on our accomplishments.    Annotated Bibliography for Technical Input Report to the 4th National Climate Assessment Under Faculty Research Assistant Felix Wolfinger’s instruction, mathematics…

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Kenney Featured in INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Newsletter ?>

Kenney Featured in INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Newsletter

By Dean Sproul   Dr. Melissa Kenney’s research on environmental decision support was highlighted in the President’s Letter in the December 2016 INFORMS Decision Analysis Society (DAS) Newsletter. Incoming President of DAS and Professor of Supply Chain & Business Analytics at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Jason Merrick, highlighted Kenney’s work as an exemplar of use-inspired science at the interface of academia and practice.   The letter highlighted two of Kenney’s recent contributions. Specifically, the President’s Letter highlighted a commentary in…

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Kenney to Attend White House Roundtable on the Business Case for Climate Resilience ?>

Kenney to Attend White House Roundtable on the Business Case for Climate Resilience

By Amanda Speciale   Dr. Melissa Kenney is an invited participant to an off-the-record White House Roundtable on the Business Case for Climate Resilience held by the White House Council on Environmental Quality on November 28, 2016.   Kenney will join White House officials along with public, private, and nonprofit sector representatives at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC to share case studies that illustrate the various benefits of climate resilience investments and how to effectively communicate the…

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Kenney and Gerst to Attend INFORMS Annual Meeting ?>

Kenney and Gerst to Attend INFORMS Annual Meeting

Dr. Kenney and Dr. Gerst will travel to Nashville for the INFORMS Annual Meeting, held from November 13-16. Dr. Kenney co-chairs the Decision Analysis Cluster, and she is also on the Decision Analysis Society Council.   Dr. Kenney will be chairing the session titled, “Environmental Decision Analysis” and co-chairing the “New Frontiers in Decision Analysis Practice and Theory” session. She will also present her talk titled, “The Process of Co-producing a Climate Indicators System.” In this talk, Dr. Kenney will…

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Kenney Presents at Kent State’s Fourth Annual Water and Land Symposium ?>

Kenney Presents at Kent State’s Fourth Annual Water and Land Symposium

By Amanda Speciale   Dr. Melissa Kenney, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center Assistant Research Professor and American Association for the Advancement of Science Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow, traveled with over 300 other attendees from several universities, agencies, and companies to northeastern Ohio for the Fourth Annual Kent State University Water and Land Symposium on October 5-6, 2016. She presented her formal talk titled, “Making Hard Environmental Restoration Decisions,” on the second day of the symposium.   The symposium aims…

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Kenney, Gerst, Part of Team Awarded Grant by EPA to Research the Value of Water Quality Improvements ?>

Kenney, Gerst, Part of Team Awarded Grant by EPA to Research the Value of Water Quality Improvements

By Amanda Speciale   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded six universities a total of $4.8 million in grant money to pursue research on the economic values of water quality. Dr. Melissa A. Kenney and Dr. Michael D. Gerst are collaborating with North Carolina State University and the RTI International on the project titled, “Estimating the Benefits of Stream Water Quality Improvements in Urbanizing Watersheds: An Ecological Production Function Approach”. This three-year project (April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2019)…

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