NSF Funding for The Asthma Files

The Asthma Files will be starting a three year investigation of environmental health governance in six cities: Albany, New York City, Philadelphia, Houston, Beijing, and Bengalura. The project focuses on efforts to understand and address the health effects of long term exposure to transportation-related air pollution: In each city studied, project researchers will examine the operation and…

Sustaining Philadelphia: Environmental Challenges and Opportunities

A few faculty from Drexel’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society — Gwen Ottinger, Katy Travaline, and myself – are presenting local environmental research at the Philadelphia History Museum on Thursday. It should be a great mix of people from the Alumni Association, Center for STS, and local experts! Sustaining Philadelphia: Environmental Challenges and Opportunities Thursday,…

Gearing Up for 2015-2016 Research

We are just about five weeks away from the start of Drexel’s fall term, and I’m beginning to think about how to organize research activities for the year — do we have a big research group like last year? weekly meetings? everyone working together? but perhaps most important: what do people want to work on? Most…

Community Knowledge and Actions: Year One

Philadelphia’s River Wards are characterized by industrial legacies that have left a distinct material and cultural imprint on the city’s northeast neighborhoods. Lining the Delaware River, Fishtown, Kensington, Port Richmond, and Bridesburg comprise one of eighteen planning districts that have been targeted by Philadelphia’s 2035 initiative. But how will sustainability initiatives – those led by the…

Announcing the 2015 SEC Series

We’ve finalized the line-up for the Shifting Energy Cultures speaker series. Our first event is two weeks from today, Wednesday February 11th from 12-2PM. Lunch is provided so please RSVP in advance of the event.  Get Smart: The Drexel Smart Campus We all turn on the lights and expect electricity to flow, but how efficient is…