“This is the summer that feels like the end of summer as we have known it,” journalist Shawn Hubler wrote in a New York Times article earlier this year about the very real effects of climate change we are experiencing across the country right now.
Funded by a 2020 Public Impact Research Initiative grant, Dr. Marcella Gonsalves is working with a local food bank to understand volunteer retention issues, and using community-based to prepare students for life after college.
Professors Robert McKee Irwin and Leticia Saucedo received a Public Impact Research Initiative grant to deepen ties with migrant communities in Tijuana through Irwin’s digital storytelling project, Humanizing Deportation, which has been active in Tijuana since its launch in 2016.
The CA Ed Lab’s faculty directors – Associate Professor Paco Martorell (Education) and Professors Scott Carrell (Economics) and Michal Kurlaender (Education) – were recently awarded grants from the federal Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and UC Davis’s Public Interest Research Initiative (PIRI) to support a research-policy partnership with the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) and to provide rigorous research in service to state policy discussions around financial aid reform.
The University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (UC SAREP) partnered with the COOK Alliance in 2020 to learn how we might work together to legalize and support enterprising cooks.
Dr. Katherine Kim at UC Davis partnered with the Nature Rights Council (NRC), a local non-profit organization in the Klamath Basin led by Samuel Gensaw, a Yurok Tribe member, and Amber Shelton to increase the research capacity for Yurok food sovereignty.
Leigh Ann Simmons, a professor and chair in the Department of Human Ecology and co-director of the Perinatal Origins of Disparities (POD) Center, is leading a $3 million project to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Yolo County. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)