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LSS 51: Coastal Resilience Specialist Helen Cheng and Foldscopes

In this episode we explore how natural systems can coincide with people. Joining in the discussion is New York Sea Grant’s Coastal Resilience Specialist Helen Cheng, whose position is supported through a partnership with the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay.

“How I define myself as coastal resilience specialist is really connecting [people to] science and making science usable for coastal communities,” says Cheng.

In addition to news and calendar updates, enjoy a short science-in-the-classroom program about foldscopes, a low-cost, origami-based microscope that can be assembled and deconstructed in minutes.

Contributors: Kitty Gifford | Daniel Kolbin | Liz Mahood | Nick Segerson

Producer: Candace Limper

Music: Show Theme by Joe Lewis, Cêcê Giannotti.

LSS 32: Springcasting is here!

In the first part of LSS 32 Patricia chats with apple grower Chip Bailey and professor Toby Ault on the coming of Spring. Following is an interview with Jenna Hershberger who developed an App to help survey cassava plants.

KC Bailey orchards:

Springcasting tool:

More on Jenna and “Prospector” (Gore Lab):

LSS 17: Dr. Paula Cohen explains “Grand Challenges” of male contraceptive; Expanding Your Horizons

Visit Paula Cohen’s lab:

More about “Grand challenge” grant:

Lilliana Morris “Expanding Your Horizons”

LSS 16: LSS tours Cornell’s “Lake Source Cooling” plant with Lanny Joyce; Gina goes to “Moth night”

Interview with Lanny Joyce, director of utilities and energy management at Cornell, discussing “Lake Source Cooling” project as an addition to university sustainability portfolio. Lanny goes into details about plant’s daily operations, the energy savings it provides, and its effect on Cayuga lake’s ecology.

Gina meets with Jason Dombroskie hosting “Moth Night” – event dedicated to collecting moths – for Cornell students, entomology enthusiasts and the broad public.

Visit the collection Jason curates.