The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Conveying Science to the Global Community

Dr Neil E Brown and Dr Danielle M Andrews (Penn State)

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30 pm
Where: 217 Forest Resources Building

This seminar will be on conveying science to the global community with a focus on outreach and education in rural South African communities.


Neil has a faculty position in Geography and is a Research Associate in the University Office of Global Programs (Global Engagement Network) and Danielle is a Research Associate in Ecosystem Science and Management (College of Agricultural Sciences). Both Danielle and Neil received their doctorate from Penn State in Soil Science (2011) and Dairy & Animal Sciences (2007), respectively. Presently, Neil’s appointments revolve around the development of immersive learning spaces that integrate teaching, research and service that engage diverse undergraduate and faculty teams. These spaces are enhanced through interactions with interesting places and people that manifest global socio-ecological challenges in unique local contexts specifically during embedded or semester long international travel opportunities. On the other hand, Danielle does research that explores hydrological and biogeochemical processes that affect the quality of soil and water (e.g. nutrients, carbon, pharmaceuticals and personal care products) at different spatial and temporal scales; and teaches online and residential soil courses. Both Neil and Danielle currently work together building informal science learning spaces in rural South Africa.


This event is hosted by the Penn State Graduate Women in Science as part of the Inside the Scientist's Studio monthly seminar series.