As We Now Think

Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.

Redesigning the Future of Education

“Interdisciplinarity, innovation, and collaboration might be the buzzwords of today’s academics, but we’re still a long way from figuring out how to do these things in a meaningful & substantial way,” argues CSPO PhD student Eric Kennedy.

October 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Frogs, Oil, Sustainable Development

CSPO senior lecturer Mary Jane Parmentier illustrates the challenges and complexity of balancing competing domestic and foreign interests and finding a sustainable solution for Yasuni National Park in Ecuador.

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rethinking Conservation for a Crowded Planet

Chad Monfreda, a Ph.D. Candidate in CSPO’s HSD Program, reflects on how a growing circle of new conservationists are shaking the bedrock of modern conservation movement.

September 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hurry Up and Wait: US Healthcare from Inside the Safety Net

Heather Ross, a graduate student in CSPO’s HSD program, says the 2012 documentary The Waiting Room explores the issues of healthcare delivered via emergency room.

August 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Right to Be Forgotten?

“The best way to keep a secret is not to tell anybody, and if you have a real secret, I’d strongly advise you to never tell a computer.” CSPO PhD student Michael Burnam-Fink shares his take on privacy and Big Data.

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fishing for bacteria: A step into the biofuel world

Recent ASU graduate Travis McKnight explains the potential of biofuels and how it could benefit society.

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Navajo Water Hunt

Latasha Ball and Eric Kennedy, students of CSPO faculty member Gregg Zachary, provide a revealing glimpse of two parallel technological systems in the Navajo nation in northern Arizona.

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

As Gwen Ottinger Now Thinks

Gwen Ottinger sets about answering important questions about the pursuit of “responsible innovation,” and the barriers to achieving it, in an important new book, Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges.”

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

CSPO Mourns Passing of Dave Conz

All of us at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University mourn the passing of our colleague, assistant research professor David Conz.

April 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nano & Society Video Clips: Part 7

All good things must come to an end. Here is the final video from CSPO faculty members Jamey Wetmore and Ira Bennett.

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment
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