UCSD Urban Expo 2017

Posted on March 22, 2017 by ZOsborn

On March 16th the Urban Studies and Planning Department at UCSD put on their annual 2017 Urban Expo. This Expo not only highlighted senior student's research projects, part of their capstone field research requirement for a BA in Urban Studies and Planning, but also how the Urban Studies and Communication department at UCSD is linked very closely with the Superfund Research Center research translation and community engagement cores. The students' senior research covers a broad range of subjects including Community and Economic Development; Environment; Housing; Public Health, Safety and Welfare; Transportation Planning; Urban and Regional Planning; Food Systems, and US-Mexico Border Planning.

Those visiting the Superfund Research Center booth at the Expo were given a map of the Expo showcasing all the dynamic ways Superfund is involved with student organizations, community engagement groups, government and regulatory agencies, and more across UCSD and the San Diego/TJ region. 
For the Expo, Superfund also worked with graduate students Communication department of UCSD on new ways to communicate and bring awareness to Superfund and it's mission and goals. Superfund's table also featured SIO soil scientist Jane Willenbring who presented her future work with the research translation core in utilizing a soil toxicant 'tricorder' gun. Jane Willenbring supports a soil kitchen, where residents from disadvantaged neighborhoods bring in soil samples from their local neighborhoods in exchange for a bowl of hot soup.
The event was a great success and the USP department of UCSD thanks the Superfund Research Center for it's continued collaboration and support.


UCSD Superfund Research Center
University of California, San Diego
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La Jolla, CA 92093-0722