Secondary students, including those in agricultural science education, struggle with various forms of literacy. Agricultural science teachers may be best positioned to assist students with applications of textual and scientific literacy applications in agricultural education. Through research, teaching, and professional development outreach activities, faculty at Cornell University are aiding in the development and implementation of research-based instructional methods to help all students succeed in applications of agricultural and scientific literacy.
Executive education programs provide strategic and financial benefits to both the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and CALS. Executive education programs have contributed in excess of $2.5 million to the operations of the Food Industry Management Program (FIMP) for the period 2001-2009. Moreover, the impact of these programs extends well beyond FIMP to help create the virtuous cycle of outreach, teaching, and research that exists in the undergraduate program in the Dyson School.
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.
My efforts with the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program address the management and reduction of environmental, health and economic risks from pests and pest management techniques, including pesticides. My work encompasses pests of communities, schools, homes, municipal facilities, hospitals, parks, and all non-agricultural settings.
We have studied the family food decision-making system and developed a framework for studying family food decision-making and guiding education and action programs. This framework provides insight into the complexity and dynamics of the system. In this research, families and educators who work with families report the most difficult stage in the food decision-making process is moving from behavioral intention to actually implementing the behavior.