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Congratulations, Dr. Sarah M. Anderson! ?>

Congratulations, Dr. Sarah M. Anderson!

Dr. Sarah M. Anderson (left) and Dr. Melissa A. Kenney   Dr. Sarah M. Anderson received her Ph.D. from Washington State University in the field of Ecology this past spring. Dr. Anderson worked closely with Dr. Melissa A. Kenney during her time as a science-policy fellow at the US Global Change Research Program. During her fellowship, Dr. Anderson provided technical support to the indicator teams and worked with Dr. Kenney’s team to develop the National Climate Indicator System under the…

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FORMER INTERN NAMED Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Scholar ?>

FORMER INTERN NAMED Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Scholar

Deseret Weeks, former National Oceanic Atmospheric and Administration Hollings Scholar mentored by Dr. Melissa A. Kenney, was named a Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Scholar from The Califonia State University. Since completing her summer with Dr. Kenney, Deseret has been focused on environment-related research, as she describes below:   “I’m currently finishing my Master’s degree in Geography — Resource Management and Environmental Planning at San Francisco State University. My thesis includes an ecosystem services impact assessment as well as a GIS analysis of…

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A #DayOfScience: Follow Dr. Kenney Participate in ESWN’s Science-A-Thon ?>

A #DayOfScience: Follow Dr. Kenney Participate in ESWN’s Science-A-Thon

This week we ask for your help raising funds to support a great cause – the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN). ESWN is the largest organization of women working in geoscience fields such as oceanography, meteorology, and geology. Their mission is to support the scientists of today, and welcome the scientists of tomorrow. ESWN serves women and men, undergraduates, professional societies, and more, addressing issues of relevance to all STEM fields. Find out more about ESWN’s cause here.   Dr….

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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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