Paula Welander

Recognize your privilege…and use it!

By BRiDGE Committee Member Raquel Bryant Are you right-handed? If you are, you probably haven’t encountered much difficulty using scissors or finding a desk in lecture halls. As for the left-handed among us, they are familiar with having to seek out the left-handed pair of scissors or the one desk for them at the end…

Christine Sprunger

Embracing difficult conversations: The necessary path to diversifying soil science

By BRiDGE Committee Member Mariela Garcia Arredondo This October at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, we were fortunate to host Dr. Christine Sprunger, an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State University. Dr. Sprunger investigates how management practices influence soil and rhizosphere interactions for enhanced agronomic performance and ecological…

Richard Prather

How I learned to put cognition in context

We began the Fall 2019 semester with a visit from Dr. Richard Prather, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland. His BRiDGE2Impacts talk, “How I learned to put cognition in context”, covered his journey through academia and taking cognitive science outside of the laboratory and into…

After Tragedy Strikes, Science Can Help Secure a Safer Future

By BRiDGE Committee Member Nadia Fernandez We kicked off the Spring 2019 semester with a visit from Dr. Roby Douilly, Assistant Professor of Earth Science at the University of California, Riverside. His BRiDGE2Impacts talk, Career Choice Influenced by a Tragedy: My Personal Story, described his trajectory in academia after a major natural disaster that impacted…

Nyeema Harris

The Shuri Effect: Redefining Impact in Academia

By BRiDGE Committee Member Nigel Golden In the movie Black Panther, the brilliant Scientist Shuri states that: “Just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.” This is essentially what Dr. Nyeema Harris makes the case for when it comes to redefining “impact” in academia. At the BRiDGE2Impacts talk, “The fierce urgency of now…

Andrew Greenlee

Dr. Andrew Greenlee: Do you know what a bedbug looks like?

By BRiDGE Committee Member Benjamin Keisling Do you know what a bedbug looks like? That’s the first question that BRIDGE Scholar Dr. Andrew Greenlee posed to the audience at his BRiDGE2ImpactsPresentation, titled “BRiDGE2Impacts: Strange Bedfellows? Creating an Interdisciplinary Space for Research on Housing Policy and Bedbugs.” A few people in the room could correctly identify…