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Earth Week's Don’t Look Down:
Innovating our Planetary Futures with the Public

Engaging diverse public voices is vital to ensuring that benefits of science and technology research and development are shared by everyone; however, few tools and opportunities exist in the U.S. to democratically engage the public.

In 2010, a group of researchers at ASU Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO) sought to change that. CSPO joined science educators and policy practitioners to establish the Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) network to give the public a voice in science and technology.

Can deliberative dialogues and inclusive engagements like ECAST help deliver more just, equitable and sustainable outcomes for our current and emerging planetary challenges? We pose this question to a distinguished panel of experts in research, education, engagement and policy.


  • Mahmud Farooque, Associate Director, Consortium of Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University (ASU)
  • Carrie McDougall, Senior Program Manager, Office of Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Amy Kaminski, Program Executive, Program Executive, Prizes, Challenges, and Crowdsourcing, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Ariel D. Anbar, President’s Professor, Distinguished Sustainability Scholar, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University
  • Timiebi Aganaba, Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

  • This hybrid event is part of the Global Future Laboratory’s Earth Week Celebration. Go HERE for more events.

    Monday, April 18, 2022
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AZ Time