By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun 7:47 p.m. EST, January 30, 2012 Scientists, economists, politicians, educators and even an artist gathered Monday in Annapolis to mark the launch of an unusual University of Maryland think tank that aims to bring academic disciplines together to tackle thorny environmental issues.
As Director of NSF’s newest synthesis center and its only one focused on bridging social and natural science to address issues of the environment, Margaret Palmer was invited to write a brief article for the journal BioScience. The editors of the journal were particularly interested in SESYNC’s focus on “actionable science”.
$27.5M Fed Award to University of Maryland Launches National Center to Synthesize Shared Environmental Solutions COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The University of Maryland is launching a cutting edge research center to develop novel policy solutions for today’s most pressing environmental challenges.