STEM-trained Professionals Engaging in their Local Communities

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Thank you for visiting Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally! ESAL is an organization dedicated to increasing local civic engagement by STEM-trained (science, technology, engineering, and math) professionals. We are a nonpartisan, non-advocacy group. Our goal is to help you become more involved in your communities by sharing opportunities, organizing events, and providing you with practical information and a forum for sharing ideas and seeking advice.

Global Solutions Start at Home

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A version of this post appeared on August 30, 2017 in the Union of Concerned Scientists‘ blog. The original post can be viewed here. The post is reprinted here with permission. by Arti Garg “Think globally, act locally.” I first heard this phrase as a child who had just learned about Earth Day at school. … Continued

Launch of New Group to Boost Community Involvement

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) featured an interview with ESAL Founder & Chair, Arti Garg, in the Mar-Apr issue of Fellowship Focus, the newsletter of the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). The interview is reprinted below with permission.   by Kathleen O’NeilQ: What prompted you to create Engineers and Scientists … Continued

Getting Involved in City Government

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Aimee Bailey holds the position of Principal, Grid Innovation at EDF Innovation Lab, and has prior energy-related experience in San Francisco Bay Area at PG&E, kWh Analytics, and as a Resource Planner for the City of Palo Alto. She was a “guest of honor” at an ESAL Bay Area event in April.