Collaborative Solutions Symposium Tuesday

Collaborative Solutions, a new interdisciplinary course at Arkansas Tech University, will present a symposium on climate change at Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall on Tuesday, March 7.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. Admission will be free and open to the public.

Dr. Kathleen Miller and Casey Camp-Horinek will serve as keynote speakers during the symposium.

Miller is an economist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. She studies how external factors, including climate variability and human impact, affect natural resource systems. Her address for the climate change symposium is entitled “Understanding Climate Change and its Implications for Water Resources.”

Camp-Horinek will offer a presentation entitled “Impacts of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples and Experiences with the Standing Rock Protest.” She is a member of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma, a native rights advocate, an environmentalist and an actress. In 2008, Camp-Horinek spoke before the United Nations on environmental issues in relation to native rights.

Dr. Caroline Hackerott, assistant professor of emergency management, is teaching the initial offering of Collaborative Solutions. The topic for the semester, climate change, was selected through a focus group of ATU students who expressed an interest in the interdisciplinary class.

In order to ensure representation from a variety of academic disciplines, upper level students from every discipline across campus were encouraged to enroll in the course.

Another group of ATU students will enroll in the course and take on another issue during the spring 2018 semester.

Collaborative Solutions is made possible through the philanthropy of Bob Dickson, ATU Class of 1968.

Learn more about Collaborative Solutions.