Sustainability Seed Grant Speaker Series - Shared screen with speaker view
Athena Serapio
Please put your questions in the chat. Thank you!
Charlie Kolstad
jamie jones
I'd like to know who these faculty are. I've never had any luck when I've suggested co-teaching schemes. I think that maybe they need to be incentivized for the non-zealots.
Charlie Kolstad
Mele: Did your respondents elaborate on whether we need interdisciplinarity or multidisciplinarity? Would it be sufficient if each PhD student knew her own discipline deeply but a totally orthogonal single discipline at some lesser level? A PhD in one discipline is hard enough.
Paul Edwards
Re. Charlie’s question, a key aspect of every discipline is training in a particular set of methods. It would be nice to have a meta-level discussion about what good methods do for us, and how they also blind us to the value of the methods of other disciplines. This always comes up around the qual/quant divide, but the question is much deeper and is worthy of constant attention in an interdisciplinary school.
nicole ardoin
To exactly this point—thank you, Bruce! Interviews are ongoing!
nicole ardoin
We are sending out a follow up interview with suggestions for interviews, forum discussion etc.
nicole ardoin
*follow up survey
Jim Sweeney
Are there particular areas in which you see social scientists as being important to finding solutions to the problems? Energy efficiency is one in which individual and corporate action is driven by a combination of economic forces, social norms, and information. The Behavior Energy and Climate Change Conference and the Behave conference both focus in this area. But what are the other areas that could be high payoff?
Marika Jaeger
Follow-up survey: https://forms.gle/Y1s68yBhqRPYB8oYA
Athena Serapio
Thank you for attending! Next week’s talk: Stanford as a Living Lab Accelerator: A Nexus for Urban Systems Research, Education and Impact https://events.stanford.edu/events/921/92195/