The overall goals are to understand the problems that arise in intercultural interaction via computer-mediated communication technologies and to develop and evaluate new tools to improve computer-mediated intercultural communication.
This project explores the societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology, particularly in relation to users of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN). It also involves the maintenance and development of a portal related to social and ethical issues of nanotechnology on the NNIN's website (http://www.nnin.org/society-ethics). Finally, it involves the coordination of social and ethical research among NNIN sites.
This is a joint Cornell-SUNY Binghamton Project to study the Revolutionary War Battle of Newtown, which involved the British and their American Indian allies, and the patriots and their American Indian allies. The battle was the start of the infamous Sullivan Campaign, which destroyed numerous Indian villages on Cayuga and Seneca lakes, leaving innocent women, children, and the elderly homeless.
My research develops mathematical models that might be used to improve the management of fishery, forest, and water resources or the dynamic control of pests or disease.
The Polson Institute for Global Development is an endowed program based in the Department of Development Sociology. The Institute facilitates collaborative research by funding Research Working Groups and research seed grants. It also assists graduate student dissertation research, sponsors seminars, and outreach programs, including documentaries and the Rural New York Initiative, and hosts visiting scholars from throughout the world.
The Agricultural Marketing and Management Program Work Team's (PWT) mission is to give New York food and agriculturally related businesses a competitive advantage over the rest of the world by significantly improving marketing knowledge and general management capacities and skills. The PWT is committed to exploring new ways to improve communication and resource sharing between on-campus, off-campus, and external stakeholders to accomplish the mission of the team. As part of these efforts, the PWT sponsors the annual Cornell Strategic Marketing Conference each fall.
The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center, jointly administered by Cornell University and The Pennsylvania State University, works with New York, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the New England states. We foster the development and adoption of integrated pest management, managing pests in ways that generate economic, environmental, and human health benefits.
My early work in the environment revealed that traditional economic models failed to explain behavior around Superfund sites and the extreme reluctance to make trade-offs involving environmental assets. These problems pushed me into asking basic questions in a controlled laboratory environment in collaboration with colleagues from psychology.
In keeping with its core principles and long-standing commitment to education and outreach, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is responding to a variety of stakeholders who seek a scientific, economic, and environmental understanding of the issues associated with Marcellus Shale natural gas exploration and drilling. In 2010 we focused more heavily on Marcellus Shale community task forces and local government officials and provided enhanced, targeted outreach to communities. More faculty and students have become involved in this issue.
In this newly funded National Science Foundation research project, the goal is to enhance understanding of the nature of science and evolutionary concepts, as well as to motivate all children to learn more about science.
The Fossil Finders project uses research-based practice to support teachers in engaging children in classrooms across the country in an authentic investigation of Devonian fossils in order to enhance learning about evolutionary and earth science concepts, inquiry, and the nature of science.