We are going to reinvigorate the local Research Triangle Park (RTP) chapter of SRA through funds provided by SRA's Strategic Initiative funding! Here are some details and how you can get involved:
- Reinvigorating the RTP-SRA Chapter: With support from SRA strategic initiative funds, we will reanimate the chapter, promote risk science and promote the risk profession!
- Quick member survey: Many thanks to those who completed our quick member survey earlier this month! Here is a summary of responses:
- We received 16 responses from NC SRA members (~32% response rate). Some highlights include: 1) the majority of respondents felt the RTP chapter could be most useful to them by providing networking, guest lectures, and professional development events related to risk science; 2) most respondents are interested in attending regularly scheduled meetings associated with the RTP-SRA chapter; and 3) while most respondents are involved in risk assessment (and some in risk communication), there was a strong interest in learning more about decision-making and policy related to risk science.
- Recommendations to grow the field of risk science in the RTP area included having networking and meet-up events, the use of social media, enhancing education for risk science, as well as focus on risk-related topics that may be relevant for many different disciplines in risk science (e.g., use of new data analysis and modeling tools can inform risk assessment, use of new toxicity estimation methods to quantify risk potential, systematic review in risk assessment).
- 10/4/19: Doug MacMartin from Cornell University gave a lecture on 10/4/19 at Duke University on geoengineering as a part of an overall climate strategy. He gave an enthusiastic lecture on the background of climate change and the role of solar radiation management in climate management solutions.
- 11/15/19: Kate Ricke from UC San Diego, School of Global Policy & Strategy, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, gave a lecture on 11/15/19 at Duke University on heterogeneity in the economic impacts of solar geoengineering as a fundamental step towards understanding the risk tradeoff associated with a geoengineering option.
- 1/13/20: Sir Charles Godfray from the University of Oxford and the Martin School Future of Food Programme, gave a lecture on 1/13/20 at North Carolina State University entitled "Can We Feed the World Without Wrecking the Environment."