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Frontiers in the Environment

Date: 11/28/2012

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: R380 Twin Cities,St. Paul,Vocational-Technical Education

Cost: Free


November 28 – What Is YOUR Story of Global Impact? A Collaborative Approach to Solving Global Grand Challenges
Acara Co-directors Julian Marshall, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering and Fred Rose, Institute on the Environment

How do students transition from classroom learning to global impact? Most are unsure of how make this leap. Acara's series of classes helps students create their own path to global impact. The process involves creating a local solution to a global grand challenge. Aspects include global collaboration, overseas or domestic field study and coursework, venture development and design thinking, and identifying a self-sustaining solution. Acara is multi-disciplinary and open to students of all majors; we work on the global problems and local solutions that students identify. Acara has two missions: education and impact. Marshall and Rose will talk about their educational approach, impacts beyond the classroom, how students engage with Acara and how experiences like Acara fit within a traditional university degree.


  • Name: Jillian Stein Lipset
  • E-mail: stein482@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-1202
  • Sponsored by: Institute on the Environment

More information: http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers.html

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Event Recording: https://umconnect.umn.edu/IonEFrontiers

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