Fellow teams employ a design and prototyping methodology that includes: Individuals with backgrounds in medicine, social science, behavioral science, management science, operations engineering or business are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a terminal degree.
Locusts have afflicted humanity throughout history, with devastating consequences. These insects are species of grasshoppers that can swarm in the millions and wipe out fields of crops in the blink of an eye. Foreign Disaster Assistance a part of the U.
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This is the first time an ASU program has been awarded an OFDA grant, according to research advancement manager Ann Marie Hess, whose dedication to this partnership and work as a research advancement manager, alongside program manager Ariel Rivers, was critical to landing the grant.
With this funding, the Global Locust Initiative team — directed by senior sustainability scientist Arianne Cease pictured left — will test whether soil amendments to millet fields in Kaffrine, Senegal, decrease locust outbreaks, improve millet yields and increase farmer livelihoods.
The initiative chose Kaffrine as a pilot region for a few reasons: Her research has shown that this species prefers control low-protein, high-carbohydrate millet over nitrogen-fertilized millet, and has a lower survival rate and lays smaller eggs when eating fertilized millet.
Additional work by School of Sustainability Master of Science student Mira Word, now an alumna, found a negative correlation between locusts and nitrogen in soil and plants, and that soil improvement practices may help keep locusts at bay. To facilitate communications and activities, a community outreach specialist was recently hired.
ASU students and a postdoctoral researcher from McGill University will also be assisting in the field. Testing on-the-ground solutions Specifically, the team will be testing whether small doses of nitrogen fertilizer applied to the base of each millet plant will bring about the expected impacts.
Cease recognizes that nitrogen fertilization is not the perfect long-term solution because it can have negative effects downstream if used in large amounts.
The booklet will be in the local language Wolof and will help villagers tell the difference between locusts that are hazardous for crops and those that are benign. If harmful locusts are spotted, the ID booklet has information on how to contact the initiative's partner in Senegal — the plant protection directorate called the DPV.
Like many bugs, locusts are attracted to light at night. When locusts fly into the traps, the women can pick them out and identify them.Your school improvement priorities need to be aligned with your school vision.
Though creating a shared vision is a slow process, it is not a difficult one. It requires staff and other stakeholders to identify and share their core beliefs and describe how their ideal school would look.
Creating a School of Excellence I met the Principal of Maus (charter high school in Human, Social and Economical Sciences based in Padua-Italy) three years ago during a conference where he was the presenter.
Section of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act requires all local education agencies (LEA) participating in federally funded school meal programs (e.g., the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs) to create a school wellness policy (SWP) by the start of the / school year.
Nov 27, · Professor David Welsh, Lincoln Fellow in the W. P. Carey School of Business, studies the effects of sleep deprivation on decision-making.
He shared with ASU Now how a lack of sleep hinders a person’s ability to make ethical decisions, and what . The School of Excellence in Education is a publicly funded charter school district dedicated to bridging the critical gaps in education by creating a smooth transition for students as they navigate through their academic career.
The session focused on best practices for school building security, active shooter training for schools and practitioner experience with school-based threat assessment. On hand with Secretary Nielsen were Commission Chair, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and the two other commission members, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of.