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Fall 2015 Topics and Meeting Times

Science and Sustainability

This FIG will explore the role of science and engineering in creating a sustainable society.  What can scientists and engineers contribute to society by their work, and how can scientists, policy makers and citizens communicate effectively about the uses of science?  We’ll invite local experts to talk about their experiences with sustainability issues and explore ways that you can contribute in the New Orleans area.  We will hold weekly meetings for the first half of fall semester and informal meetings thereafter depending on interest.  This FIG is linked to the Science and Sustainability Affinity Housing Wing in Pontchartrain Hall, and is open to all students, regardless of major, who are interested in creating the society of the future.

First Meeting:  August 26th, 2015 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in Pontchartrain Hall North, Rm. 426

Contact: Dr. Jerry Howard;