The Insular World of Academic Research
More community-focused scholarship could build public trust. What’s standing in the way?
"One professor’s research focused on reuniting families torn apart by opioid addiction, by helping parents develop skills like problem solving and anger management. Another worked with local public schools to create an early-warning system to identify and support students at risk of falling behind in their studies and dropping out. An interdisciplinary research team, with members from backgrounds as varied as economics, engineering, and landscape architecture, is assisting communities in figuring out what’s next for aging hydroelectric dams."