IFER provides a dedicated space for consistent interaction to integrate different disciplinary vocabularies and cultures to accelerate cross-disciplinary research to address common problems related to environmental degradation. The student led forum fosters a sense of community to develop interdisciplinary collaboration and communication across campus. The Forum is a collaboration between CMBC and the UCSD Center for Humanities Critical Ecologies Group and COLEF (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte) and meets every other week at a different location. This is a 2 unit course (SIO296 Interdisciplinary Forum) with a rotating faculty lead.
Winter 2017 schedule – all meeting from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
January 31 : Surfside – Professor Dick Norris – How to be an effective researcher and advocate.
February 7 : US Mex – Deutz Room – Science Outside the Box w/ Alfredo Giron, Clifford Kapono, and Radley Angelo (CEO/President of Spark Aerial)
February 21: Surfside – Sustainability, the economy, and market behavior
Dr. Mark Jacobsen (UCSD Economics): Clean Cars: Batteries, Fuel Cells, or Fuel Economy?
Kevin Ray (UCSD Economics): A Market Analysis of Sustainably Pole & Line Caught Tuna
Lynn Sun (UCSD Economics): Tax Incentives for Greener Products: Evidence from the Automobile Market in China
March 7 : COLEF
Coordinators in training for 2017-2018
- Chirag Barai (Philosophy)
- Tom Holm (Anthropology)
- Kayla Blincow (SIO)
- Cailin Sugan (SIO)
- Summer Web (SIO)
Topics in the 2014 – 2016 Forum included:
- Indigenous knowledge and modern science
- Scientific and Human Dimension of Climate Geoengineering
- Impressions from the UN Climate Negotiations in Lima Peru (COP20)
- The Fin Art of Ray Troll the ichthyo-artist
- On the Nature of Borders