Sustainability, environmental education highlight carnegie mellon presentations at AAAS Meeting

PITTSBURGHSustainable engineering, climate change policy and environmental education will be the focus of presentations given by faculty from Carnegie Mellon University during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, Feb. 1519 in San Francisco. Carnegie Mellon faculty will also discuss recent trends in the U.S. crime rate and K12 education research.

The following Carnegie Mellon faculty will participate in the meeting:

  • Alfred Blumstein, the J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research, will discuss crime trends in the U.S. over the past 20 years during a symposium titled "The Crime Drop and Beyond: Explaining U.S. Crime Trends" at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 16. He will be joined by Joel Wallman of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.

  • Cliff Davidson, professor of civil and environmental engineering, will discuss Carnegie Mellon's Center for Sustainable Engineering during the "Teaching Sustainable Engineering" symposium at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 16.

  • David Klahr, professor of psychology, will address the need for better operational definitions in educational research, instructional innovation and assessment during a symposium titled "Can Science Assessments Promote Inquiry Learning" at 1:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16. Klahr will be joined by Junlei Li, a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon, and Lara Triona of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

  • Baruch Fischhoff, the Howard Heinz University Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering and Public Policy, will give a presentation about applying the principles of decision science to climate change policy during a symposium titled "Perception, Persuasion and Climate Change: Can Science Induce Urgent Action?" at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18.

  • Indira Nair, vice provost for education and professor of engineering and public

Contact: Jonathan Potts
Carnegie Mellon University

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