Science and Technology Blog (Journalism Project, HM and ESF)

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The Pressure is On!: U.S. Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

Article by Devon Camillieri, published on TechTalkers as part of the Virtual Academy project "Science, Technology and Environmental Journalism", co-taught by Anke van Kempen (HM), Andrea Feldpausch-Parker and Silje Kristiansen (SUNY ESF). In this article, Devon explores the importance of the US rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Air Pollution: Is A Pandemic Enough to Combat Climate Change?

Article by Sunny Guyette published on TechTalkers as part of the Virtual Academy project "Science, Technology and Environmental Journalism", co-taught by Anke van Kempen (HM), Andrea Feldpausch-Parker and Silje Kristiansen (SUNY ESF). Image: Viktoria Fenzl. In this article, Sunny analyzes the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on air pollution and climate change.

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Recycling Plastic? You Wish.

Article by Maggie O'Brien, published on TechTalkers as part of the Virtual Academy project "Science, Technology and Environmental Journalism", co-taught by Anke van Kempen (HM), Andrea Feldpausch-Parker and Silje Kristiansen (SUNY ESF). In this commentary, Maggie highlights some of the main points addressed by Last Week Tonight's John Oliver concerning the waste produced by the plastics industry, as well as their attempts to shift the blame onto the consumer.

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Virtual court house visit

A legal field trip goes online! In the "Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility" COIL project co-taught by Peter Ries (HWR Berlin) and Debernee Privott (UAlbany) students compare different legal traditions in the US and in the EU. Since physical mobility is not possible at the moment, Peter Ries and his student assistant Felicia Musette Caplan took the students on a virtual tour of judge Peter Ries’ court house explaining the court’s workings and links to aspects of German history. It provided students with a unique insight into the workings of the German legal system and prompted discussions on Germany and the U.S.’s approaches to dealing with their country’s history.

 

Video produced by Felicia Musette Caplan and Peter Ries.

Further project outcomes

4 hardware modules
06/05/21 -
  • Alissa Ziegler
  • Gunhild Grünanger

Virtual Academy Spotlight Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences: Pitching projects for the Internet of Things

Students from several engineering and computer science programs at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and at University at Albany conduct experiments on artificial intelligence and develop their own products for the Internet of Things. They exchange ideas in transatlantic teams and give each other feedback on their project ideas.
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Eisberg
23/04/21 -
  • Sara Blum

Virtual Academy Spotlight Hochschule Bremen: Overcoming Linguistic Challenges in International Teams

Back in February 2021, Professor Mechthild Schrooten from the Bremen City University of Applied Sciences (HSB) and Professor Rita Biswas from the University at Albany (UA) started a joint transatlantic teaching project as part of the UAS7 Virtual Academy. On April 12th, the third joint session took place, which was a highlight of the course for teachers and students alike.
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