Congratulations to several members of the lab who had presentations accepted for the 12thannual Behavior Energy Climate Change (BECC) Conference later this year. Dr. Sintov, Hugh Walpole M.S., and Dr. Lee White will all be presenting and representing the lab at BECC in Washington, D.C. this October.
We bid farewell to research assistant Sarah Miles in early June. Sarah relocated to New Mexico to pursue her career goals following graduation from Ohio State. The new opportunities she’s taking on include serving as a Field Educator for The Ethical Choices Program where she will help to educate youth on the benefits of a plant-based diet, and also working as a Resource Assistant the USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region in coordinating and organizing their information and databases. Thank you for your hard work and dedication in and outside of the lab, Sarah. You will be missed!
The lab will undertake a new project to investigate factors that inhibit and promote consumer trust in autonomous vehicles. This project is funded by OSU’s Center for Automotive Research consortium. More details can be found in this article published by CAR.
Welcome the newest addition to the lab, Atar Herziger! Atar is a postdoctoral researcher who focuses on consumer behavior in pro-social and pro-environmental contexts. She will be managing the Smart Columbus Ride and Drive program for the lab.
The lab (plus a furry friend) met at Dr. Sintov’s house to celebrate the end of a successful school year over tacos. (Not pictured: Jake and Steph).
Maddie Goebel, a research assistant for the Energy Interactions and FEWprint studies, is studying sustainable service learning in Costa Rica this Spring Break! This study abroad program teaches students about sustainable agriculture and natural resource management—both academically at EARTH University in Limon, Costa Rica and experientially with a host family in a local village. Maddie will also experience the natural beauty and incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica by hiking the Arenal Volcano, visiting Cahuita National Park, and swimming on the Caribbean coast. Have a great trip, Maddie!
Dr. Kristina Slagle’s proposal for the 6th ISU Summer Symposium on Science Communication: Understanding the role of trust and credibility in science communication has been accepted! She will travel to Iowa State University from June 7-9th to present her research titled, “From a bird’s eye view to a wolf’s eye view: Trust in wildlife management across a range of publics.” Dr. Slagle’s research assesses public trust in federal and state agencies ability to manage risks to wildlife, and correlates this to a variety of social identities (hunters, birdwatchers, environmentalist, conservationist, etc.) to determine if trust in either federal or state agencies was associated with identification with these groups. Congratulations Kristina!