Are Student-Run Schools the Way to Go?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

by Samuel Levin, member of the Learning 2030 Forum Three years ago I designed and implemented a school-within-a-school at my public high school in Western Massachusetts. We called it The Independent Project. This school within a school was entirely run by its students. The pilot edition... more

Fixing a Learning Disconnect in the Digital Age

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

by Dr. Kristiina Kumpulainen, Learning 2030 Blog Contributor The relationship between in-school and out-of-school learning has been the source of robust scholarship since the early 20th century. One conclusion that has been drawn from many of the studies of formal and informal learning is that... more

Are Private Schools the Developing World’s Learning Solution?

Thursday, July 4, 2013

by Dr. Pauline Dixon, Learning 2030 Advisor For more than a decade, I’ve been meeting illiterate parents living in states of poverty you couldn’t imagine unless you’ve experienced it. All of them have something in common.  No, it isn’t their inability... more

Equinox Quorum Member Wins $600,000 ARPA-E Grant

Friday, December 7, 2012

Dr. Alán Aspuru-Guzik and his team of chemists and engineers at Harvard University were recently awarded a $600,000 grant to further the development of flow batteries from the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E). In June 2011, Alán contributed his expertise... more

Energy 2030 Blueprint Reaches India

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

On September 7, 2012, WGSI Forum Associate Vagish Sharma and India-based Jagurih Group hosted the Roundtable Workshop on Cleantech and India’s Vision in New Delhi. This conference gathered energy experts, policy makers and business leaders to explore the energy technologies needed to meet the... more

Connecting Vision and Practice: Forum Spotlight on Esther Adedeji

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

October was a hectic time for Esther Adedeji, who was recently invited to represent Nigeria at an energy workshop in Germany and whose initiative was then nominated for the Most Innovative Project award at the Nigerian Energy Expo. Raised in the West African petro-state of Nigeria, Esther has a... more

WGSI Hosts Panel on Energy at the 2012 Canadian Science Policy Conference

Monday, November 5, 2012

How is Canada reacting and adapting to the changing landscape of energy in regards to science policy and innovation? What are the roles of the private sector and civil society in facilitating the transition? What are the best and latest in the energy technological space? To tackle these timely... more

Launching the Energy 2030 Blueprint in Costa Rica

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Technology is not the problem. It's there. This is a matter of decision," says Forum Associate Felipe De León in the Costa Rican daily newspaper La Nación. De León is referring to the Equinox Blueprint: Energy 2030, which he and Insight Consulting launched in Costa Rica earlier... more

Dr. Jatin Nathwani Chairs Energy Working Group at NATO Advanced Research Workshop

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

To address the negative impacts of climate change on urban prosperity and military success, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held an Advanced Research Workshop with 50 scientists, engineers, and policy makers from 16 different nations in Hella, Iceland from June 3– 6, 2012.... more

Never Stopping: Forum Spotlight on Lauren Riga

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

At age 27, Lauren Riga isn’t stopping: She’s been appointed the Director of Green Urbanism & Environmental Affairs for the City of Gary, Indiana; she teaches sustainability courses at Valparaiso University’s Graduate School of Business; and, she was selected for the 2012 Urban... more


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