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Science Salon for Puerto Rico

  • Cantina Royal 58 North 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY, 11249 United States (map)

500 Women Scientists is partnering with taste of science for the 2018 festival by hosting a Science Salon.

Science is integral to sustaining a healthy planet and thriving communities. Find out how, as our three speakers explore the connection between their scientific research and issues of climate change, resiliency, and environmental sustainability. This event, co-hosted by the NYC Pod of 500 Women Scientists and the NYC chapter of EcoWomen, is part of a campaign organized by the national 500 Women Scientists organization to raise funds for our partner organization, Ciencia Puerto Rico, as they work to transform science education in Puerto Rico. 

Note: This event is 21+

  Andrea Gomez    Coral Resiliency to Heat Stress   Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth. However, they are currently threatened worldwide by natural and anthropogenic impacts. In light of their intrinsic and economic value, considerable effort is being made to protect and restore coral reefs. As part of this effort, it is essential to understand how heat stress threatens reef health as well as those factors that foster resilience among different coral communities.

Andrea Gomez

Coral Resiliency to Heat Stress

Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth. However, they are currently threatened worldwide by natural and anthropogenic impacts. In light of their intrinsic and economic value, considerable effort is being made to protect and restore coral reefs. As part of this effort, it is essential to understand how heat stress threatens reef health as well as those factors that foster resilience among different coral communities.

Dr. Valerie Were

Social Science Lead, NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies

When Disciplines Collide! The Quest to Get Physical and Social Scientists Working Together

 

  Helen Cheng     Going Beyond the Published Paper: Extending Science to Coastal Communities    Science about climate and weather is viewed as confusing and vague. However, as damaging weather events happen, it impacts not only infrastructure but also well-being and livelihood. People are looking for information and scientists are ready to provide it. Extension is the practice of providing reliable technical and science-based information to communities to address local needs while also transferring priorities back to research.   Helen Cheng is a city-dweller turned solitude-seeking naturalist. She grew up in NYC, studied New England coasts, and worked in marine policy in DC and NYC.

Helen Cheng

Going Beyond the Published Paper: Extending Science to Coastal Communities

Science about climate and weather is viewed as confusing and vague. However, as damaging weather events happen, it impacts not only infrastructure but also well-being and livelihood. People are looking for information and scientists are ready to provide it. Extension is the practice of providing reliable technical and science-based information to communities to address local needs while also transferring priorities back to research. 

Helen Cheng is a city-dweller turned solitude-seeking naturalist. She grew up in NYC, studied New England coasts, and worked in marine policy in DC and NYC.