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Toolbox in Vienna

This July, on the second day of the Summer School on Science, Values, and Democracy? at the Institut Wiener Kreis (University of Vienna), 25 graduate students participated in a Toolbox exercise. We (Mark Brown, Heather Douglas, and Andrew Jewett) assigned the exercise not because the...

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Team Science

The Toolbox Project, an NSF-funded initiative based at Michigan State University that focuses on enhancing the quality of interdisciplinary team science, seeks candidates to fill a 12-month postdoctoral Research Fellow position beginning as soon as August 2016 but no later than January 2017. Candidates will...

3rd Annual Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering

At the 3rd Annual Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE) meeting at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Toolbox Project was well represented. First, we kicked of the program with a Toolbox workshop to facilitate a meta-philosophical dialogue for the SRPoiSE community....

Toolbox Workshop: Winnebago County Illinois Land Perspective

On January 30, 2016, Dr. Graham Hubbs from the University of Idaho moderated a toolbox workshop for landowners and land managers in Winnebago County, Illinois. The purpose of the toolbox was to explore how different types of farmers, land owners, and environmentalists view the relationship...

Recent Toolbox Publication in Cogent Arts and Humanities

The Toolbox Project has a new publication, "Human values and the value of humanities in interdisciplinary research," recently published in Cogent Arts & Humanities. It's open access, so check it out! Brian Robinson (Michigan State) was the lead author, and was joined by Stephanie E. Vasko (Michigan...

The Toolbox Project “in” Amani, Tanzania

Michael O’Rourke and Sanford Eigenbrode conducted a Toolbox workshop with the Woody Weeds Project on 29 November 2015, checking in virtually with the group during their project meeting in Amani, Tanzania. This marked the second dialogue-based workshop that the Toolbox Project has conducted with Woody...

Toolbox at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Drs. Michael O'Rourke and Brian  recently spoke and conducted Toolbox workshops with the environmental researchers at the national Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) in Kyoto, Japan On the first day, they spoke on problems of communication and collaboration in cross-disciplinary research. As a way of introducing...

The Toolbox at the Long-Term Ecological Research Network’s All Scientist Meeting

The 2015 LTER All Scientists Meeting took place August 30 through September 2 in Estes Park, Colorado (http://asm2015.lternet.edu). Michael O’Rourke, Toolbox Project Director and member of the MSU Kellogg Biological Station LTER community, represented the project at the meeting. In addition to presenting a poster...

Toolbox Presentations at SciTS 2015 at NIH

The Toolbox Project was well represented by Stephen Crowley (Boise State) and Brian Robinson (Michigan State) at the recent Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2015 conference at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Crowley's presentation ("Let's Talk about It - How Dialogue Supports Integration")...

Toolbox Workshops in Kenya

The Toolbox Project has just completed two workshops in Kenya, making Africa our fourth continent on which we've lead Toolbox workshops and conducted research. Sanford Eigenbrode (Idaho) and Michael O’Rourke (Michigan State) traveled to Nairobi to work with the Swiss NSF-funded “Woody Weeds” project at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute...