Research Symposia

Research Symposia discussions provide opportunities to showcase the work of our internal BC faculty grantees. These collaborations can strengthen the quality of projects, uncover syngergies across diverse research agendas, and identify future avenues of inquiry.  

From October 2022 through January 2023, a series of four research symposia with presentations of work supported by the Schiller Institute Grants for Exploratory Collaborative Scholarship (SI-GECS) program were held in the Schiller Convening Space (245 Beacon Street, room 501).

Environment and Society - Thursday, January 26th, 3:30-5:30pm

  • Hydropower and Its Environmental, Socio-Economic, and Political Implications
  • Injection Wells and Induced Seismicity in Historical Perspective Assessing Public Health and Environmental Racism Impacts of Textile Pollution through Computer-Based Social Justice
  • Research and Multi-Media Art and Data Dissemination


Health and Well-Being - Monday, November 21, 3:30-5:30pm

  • Evaluating the Health Impacts of Disasters on Youth
  • Developing Culturally-Tailored Interventions to Overcome Genomic Health Disparities in Communities of Color
  • An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of the Health Benefits of Participating in a Federally Funded Community-Service Employment Program for Low-Income Older Adults: A Pilot Study


  • Betty Lai, Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology
  • Andrew Dwyer, Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Cal Halvorsen, Assistant Professor of Social Work

Climate Change and Clean Energy - Monday, January 19, 3:30-5:30pm

  • The Boston College Multidisciplinary Faculty Research Seminar on Climate Change
  • Using Human-Centered Approaches to Make Cloud Computing Green
  • Hierarchical Gaussian Process Regression for Meta-Learning of Molecular Geometry Optimization
  • Plasmonic Nanoantenna Electrodes for Probing Solar Fuel Catalysis


Communications, Education and Public Engagement - Monday, January 26, 3:30-5:30pm

  • Telehealth Beyond the Pandemic: The Human Work of Primary Healthcare Communication, Relationships, and the Value of the Human in Primary Care
  • Engaging Elementary Students in Science Through the Stories of The Earth: Broadening Participation in Earth and Environmental Science
  • Leveraging Philosophical and Folk Conceptions of Truth to Improve Science Communication Practices
  • Engaging Families in Growing Their Own Food through Home-Based STEM Learning Experiences
  • Chelsea’s Child Wellbeing Initiative: A District-Community-University Partnership


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