Andrew Maynard Posts New Video, “What is Epidemiology?” On Risk Bites

Andrew Maynard, Director of the Risk Innovation Lab has posted a new video What is Epidemiology? in Risk Bites. Mariya Voytyuk takes a look at what epidemiology is, and why it is important (as well as some of the pitfalls in making sense of epidemiology studies).

What is Epidemiology?

Andrew Maynard Featured in ASU Biodesign Institute Website on “Teaching Kids to be #SciComm Filmmakers.”

Andrew Maynard, Director of the Risk Innovation Lab has been featured in the ASU Biodesign Institute web newsletter. His presentation was given to a class of teenage student Chief Science Officers (CSO), at Grand Canyon University. In “Teaching kids to be #SciComm filmmakers” Andrew shows the students how to create fun science videos on YouTube easily.

Teaching Kids to be SciComm Filmakers

Michael Bennett Interviewed on KJZZ

Michael Bennett, Associate Research Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society Center for Science and the Imagination and Lecturer in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law was interviewed on KJZZ “The Show”, discussing diversity issues in Disney’s remake of Aladdin. The talk addresses the difficulty Disney is having finding actors that can act, sing and have middle eastern backgrounds. Michael shares his views on sensitivity about how race is portrayed on the screen and the lack of diversity in film productions.

Listen to Michaels Interview on “Lack of Diversity in Film Productions”.
Lack of Diversity in Film Productions

Andrew Maynards Risk Bites Videos Picked Up by Biosaftey South Africa

Andrew Maynard, Director of the Risk Innovation Lab has some Risk Bites videos that have been published in Biosafety South Africa, a national technology platform in service of the country’s biotech regulators, researchers, technology developers and public. The videos Gene Drives, Make Your DNA CRISPR, What have feelings got to do with risk. Risk and feelings Part 1, Fear of the Unknown. Risk and feelings Part 2 and Dread. Risk and feelings part 3were published July, 20th.

New Tutorials on Video Techniques In Science Showcase

Andrew Maynard, Director of the Risk Innovation Lab created new video tutorials for Science Showcase. These tutorials are on video techniques for effective science communication. They are now available at the Science Showcase website. The video tutorials are part of a training program designed to teach researchers the basics of creating whiteboard-style videos as a tool for communicating scientific knowledge.

Science Showcase Website:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbgA2o33RXZsCzInSvqmuSg

Jonathan Klane’s Research Survey Posted by Fulton Schools in the Inner Circles Newsletter

Jonathan Klane, Assistant Director of Safety Programs for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and Doctoral Student in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology Program, has had his research survey posted at the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering website.

His survey, “Which STEM superstar will you be?” was published by The Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering in the Research section of the June Inner Circles Newsletter

Jon will be closing this survey soon, so share the survey link with as many people/groups as possible.

Tom Vrba’s Blockchain Innovation Nexus Project will Feature in the New Blockchain Research Lab at ASU

Tom’s Blockchain Innovation Nexus project will feature as a link under the Identity Management section of research, at the new Blockchain Research Lab at ASU .

The Blockchain Research Lab at ASU will set up “A cross-department Blockchain Research Lab with projects from the WP Carey Business School Supply Chain Management, the School of Computer and Decision Systems, the School of Engineering, the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and the College of Law. Next to be included, is the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Risk Innovation Lab Blockchain Innovation Nexus project which will feature as well.

One of Toms project’s goals has been, “to lay a foundation for a blockchain innovation center bringing together academic and industry talent and building public-private partnerships.” He will have the opportunity to work with a host of faculty as this website develops, therefore, collaboration with the Blockchain Research Lab will provide Tom with further insight and progress towards that goal.

Blockchain Research Lab Collaborators:
Todd Taylor, Professor, WPC Supply Chain Management
Rida Bazzi, Associate Professor,The School of Computer Information & Decision Systems
Gary Marchant, Executive Director & Regents Professor, The College of Law
Thomas Taylor, Associate Professor, School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
Uday Kulkarni, Associate Professor, WPC Information Systems
Victor Benjamin, Assistant Professor, WPC Information Systems

New “Risk Navigator” Mobile App Launched

Andrew Maynard, Director of the Risk Innovation Lab and Jacki Tonucci, Masters Student in the Science and Technology Policy program had quite a bit of input into the new Risk Navigator app through the ASU Risk Innovation Lab. The risk navigator app was launched by Kensington Communications on July 10th as part of a Canadian initiative on understanding risk better. It is available for iOs and Android. There is also a documentary and a number of social media feeds, which can be found at the Risk Factor website

Jonathan Klane Teaching & Presenting at the Campus Safety Health and Environment Management Association (CSHEMA) Conference

Jonathan Klane, Assistant Director of Safety Programs for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University and Doctoral Student in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology Program, will be teaching and presenting, at the 64th Annual CSHEMA Conference in Tucson. He will teach an all-day workshop on July 13th, titled “If I’m Teaching, Why Aren’t They Learning?!” and will present his topic “Using Discourse Analysis to Gauge Safety Attitudes”, on July 14th.

Check out more information on CSHEMA’s Annual Conference Calendar and Events