Ocean acidification is a phenomenon that results from increasing anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions on land. As carbon dioxide is absorbed, a series of chemical reactions causes an increase in acidity. This leads to many detrimental effects on marine organisms reverberate up the food chain. One reason ocean acidification remains a grand challenge is because of how difficult it is to communicate to a general population. We prepared a lesson for a local APES class regarding ocean acidification hoping to influence young minds to become interested in this challenge. Our group also made an infographic to communicate ocean acidification in a simple way while conveying there is a potential solution.
In April, the Grand Challenges Initiative was honored to host Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, the NIH’s scientific lead for the development of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, for a wide ranging conversation about solving society’s most pressing problems. We invite you to watch a video of the highlights below.
We are pleased to announce our 2nd annual Chapman University Grand Challenges Initiative Outstanding Research Publication Award by a Grand Challenges Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow. The award is supported by alumni of the Grand Challenges Initiative Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellows Program. The selection committee, which included Drs. Doug Dechow (chair), Carter Berry (’20), & Cristiano Duarte (’20), evaluated