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Archive 2010

Today, as state and local governments seek to integrate environmental and energy policies with job creation, a first-of-its-kind national study has found that only a few states and cities have policies in place to create green jobs.

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Two doctoral students in the Department of Science and Technology Studies — Anna Lamprou and Tahereh Saheb — are among the first recipients of Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL) graduate fellowships in environmental policy.

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STS Professor Michael Mascarenhas is blogging for the New York Times about his research trip to Rwanda. His blog posts can be found at http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com.

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Technological quick-fixes are a powerful lure, but the results will not meet the promise until technology bows to the larger context, according to a recent study co-authored by Rensselaer professor Dean Nieusma.

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David Hess, Science and Technology Studies Department, can be heard on Thursday, August 5th at 10 am on VoiceAmerica--America's largest live, internet talk radio.  He will be talking about his concept of "localism" and how it can provide solutions to today's employment crisis.  Point your browser to www.voiceamerica.com

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STS Professor Ron Eglash is blogging for the New York Times about his research trip to Ghana. His blog posts can be found at http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/author/ron-eglash/.

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Ron Eglash, (Associate Professor in STS) received a five year, $2.9M research grant from the National Science Foundation to support a program dedicated to producing "civic scientists" by creating new methods for directing cutting edge research towards problems faced by  low-income communities.

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