Research to Action Webinar: Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainability and Education for All

May 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Institute for a Sustainable Earth
George Mason University’s Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) and Institute for Digital Innovation (IDIA) are co-hosting this Research to Action webinar on Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainability and Education for All. This webinar will address how new digital capabilities are advancing our scientific understanding of social and environmental systems. Speakers will highlight how technological advances and big data can support the attainment of the sustainable development goals – with a special emphasis on education for all. In addition, the webinar will address mechanisms for ensuring equity and inclusivity in the data revolution so that data and technologies are useful and accessible for many diverse users.


Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Mathematical Sciences.Panelists
Jennifer Garard, Science Officer & Manager, Sustainability in the Digital Age, Future Earth.
Ed Kearns, Chief Data Officer of First Street Foundation.
Holly Matto, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, College of Health and Human Services.
Hemant Purohit, Assistant Professor, Information Sciences & Technology Department; and Director, Humanitarian, Semantics & Informatics Lab, Volgenau School of Engineering.