Event Guide

Agenda

8:45 a.m. | Atrium
Registration opens
Coffee and light breakfast
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. | Auditorium
Welcome and Director’s Remarks
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. | Auditorium
Morning Panel
Community-Engaged Scholarship: Best Practices and Ethical Considerations
11:30 – 1:00 p.m. | Atrium
Lunch
Sandwiches and salads
1:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. | Rooms as Assigned
Breakouts
See listings below for details and locations
3:00 pm – 4:00 p.m. | Atrium
Closing and reception
Featuring breakout reports and IonE community awards

Morning Panel

Panelists will share what they have learned from their own community-based research, reflecting on the key components of mutually beneficial and ethical community-university partnerships.







Virajita Singh



@virSingh
Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Equity and Diversity & Research Fellow, Center for Sustainable Building Research







Dr. Cathy Jordan



@cJordan
Associate Director for Leadership and Education, Institute on the Environment







Crystal Ng



@CrystalNg
Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences







Nicholas Phelps



@NickPhelps
Assistant Professor & Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) Director

Moderated By







Carissa Slotterback



@CSlotterback
Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Morning Panel

Panelists will share what they have learned from their own community-based research, reflecting on the key components of mutually beneficial and ethical community-university partnerships.







Virajita Singh



@VirajitaSingh
Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Equity and Diversity & Senior Research Fellow, Center for Sustainable Building Research







Dr. Cathy Jordan



@CathyJordan16
IonE Fellow and Associate Director for Leadership and Education, Institute on the Environment







Dr. Crystal Ng



IonE Associate and Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences







Dr. Nicholas Phelps



@FishDoc_UMN
Assistant Professor & Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) Director

Moderated By







Carissa Schively Slotterback



@cschively
IonE Fellow and Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Breakouts


Planetary Health: Theory, Education, and Practice and Call for Leadership


Led By:
Teddie Potter, IonE Fellow and Professor, School of Nursing
Explore the cutting-edge Planetary Health Theory, a competency framework to guide education, and put your new knowledge to work with hands-on examples.
Room: Humphery 215

Place-Based Carbon Neutral Goals


Led By:
Patrick Hamilton, IonE Fellow and Director, Global Change Initiatives, Science Museum of Minnesota
Shane Stennes, IonE Fellow and Director of Sustainability, University Services
Discover the ambitious goals UMN and the Science Museum have set for achieving carbon neutrality and discuss potential operational, outreach, and educational opportunities to accelerate them.
Room: Humphrey Forum

Sustainability Forecasting: Building a Navigation System for Climate Action Planning & Sustainable Land Use


Led By:
Eric Lonsdorf, IonE Lead Scientist, and Impact Goal Lead
What can each Minnesota sector contribute to the state’s current emission reduction goals? Explore ways the UMN community could develop an integrated assessment and monitoring tool to answer this question.
Room: Blegen Hall 330

Source Water Protection and Rural Development


Led By:
Kate Brauman, IonE Lead Scientist, Fellow, and Impact Goal Lead
Practitioner:
Anna Claussen, Founder, Voices for Rural Resilience
In light of current and looming challenges facing source water, brainstorm new opportunities for the University to be at the forefront of protecting this vital resource.
Room: Humphery 180

Accelerating climate action while advancing social justice: tension or opportunity?


Led By:
Christine Baeumler, IonE Fellow and Professor, Art, College of Liberal Arts
Lissa Pawlisch, IonE Fellow and Clean Energy Resource Team (CERTs) Statewide Director, UMN Extension RSDP
Practitioners:
Ansha Zaman, Policy Coordinator, Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy
Nazir Khan, Organizer, Minnesota Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Climate & Environmental Justice Table
Richa Nagar, IonE Fellow and Professor, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Timothy Den-Herder Thomas, General Manager, Cooperative Energy Futures
Investigate the collective understanding of this topic and explore pathways to a future that is both environmentally and socially just.
Room: Blegen Hall 317