Category: Event

URBAN Trainees Lead Workshop to Demystify Policymaker Engagement for Fellow Early-Career Scientists

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, URBAN trainees Emma Conrad-Rooney and Sasha Gilmore hosted a workshop along with Danielle Fox from the Union of Concerned Scientists called Demystifying Policymaker Engagement: Tips for Early Career Scientists by Early Career Scientists at the 2022 National oSTEM Annual Conference. Emma and Sasha created the workshop in partnership with URBAN trainee Katie Atherton and […]

Recap of the Fall 2022 URBAN Annual Symposium

On November 4th, we hosted our Fall 2022 URBAN Annual Symposium in the Biology Research Building. A huge hank you to all those who helped organize the event! Here’s a short summary of what the event consisted of: Welcoming Remarks & Overview of BU URBAN Pam Templer, Director of URBAN, gave a brief overview of […]

URBAN Trainees Draw Inspiration and Share their Passion for Advancing and Supporting Diversity in STEM by Attending the 2022 SACNAS NDiSTEM Conference

From October 27th to 29th, URBAN Trainees Katie Atherton, Maria Ingersoll, and Lucila Bloemendaal represented Boston University and the URBAN Program at the 2022 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  We recently sat down with Katie, Maria and Lucila to discuss their experience at the conference. Keep reading […]

Workshop: Science Communication for Youth Audiences

Communicating your science with youth audiences during graduate school is a powerful way to improve public science literacy and inspire the next generation of scientists. In collaboration with the BU’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, we are hosting a Science Communication Workshop with the following goals: Introduce graduate students to principles and practices […]

Workshop: Developing and Communicating your Academic Brand

BU URBAN is collaborating with Sasha Goldman from BU PDPA and Amanda Bolgioni-Smith from BU CTSI on a two-part series focused on building, developing, and communicating your academic brand. For all doctoral students, the ability to package and convey your research and expertise can be critical in initiating research or outreach collaborations, building your network, […]

Join us for the Urban Ideashop, July 15, 2020, 2-3pm

Calling all BU Graduate Students! Join us on Wednesday, July 15, 2 – 3 pm for our inaugural “Urban Ideashop” focused on Boston-area research, hosted in partnership with BU’s Initiative on Cities and the Urban Inequality Doctoral Workshop. Share ideas with graduate students from across Boston University and learn about new resources and collaborative opportunities. Register here and email Evan […]

Accelerating Climate Solutions: A Science Communication Workshop – April 1, 2020

On April 1, 2020, BU URBAN partnered with Sarah Finnie Robinson, a Senior Fellow at the BU Institute of Sustainable Energy and Founding Director of the 51% Percent Project to offer a Science Communication Workshop titled, “Accelerating Climate Solutions.” Information about the event can be found here, along with the pre-workshop materials and instructions. In total, 18 graduate students participated in […]

Public Event: Vanguards in Urban Planning: Transforming Vancouver, Toronto, & Minneapolis

Time & Location: Monday August 5, 2019, 7 to 8:30 pm at WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 This event has passed, but you can watch it online! Vanguards in Urban Planning: Transforming Vancouver, Toronto, & Minneapolis Vancouver, Toronto and Minneapolis are flourishing. Through innovative housing, green space and transportation policies, plus shifts to renewable […]

Science Policy Workshop – February 5, 2019

Trainees in the BU URBAN program want their research to go beyond the boundaries of the Boston University campus research labs. Why? These remarkable Ph.D. students work on environmental challenges in cities that can impact how communities deal with heat waves, what air people breathe, how people living along shorelines can protect themselves from sea level rise, and which strategies communities can use to protect themselves from diseases like lyme. The common thread among these topics? The scientific knowledge gained from these studies can inform policy decisions.