All submissions are in for this year’s Adirondack Research Consortium’s Student Symposium and they are inviting the public to see what they’ve been working on. Students from around the North Country were asked to compose a research paper or poster abstract submission regarding current Adirondack related research on their choice of science, social sciences, economics and the humanities. The Adirondack Research Consortium is gearing up for the next step in which Students will present their research and hopefully be chosen to represent their ideas at the 21st annual conference on the Adirondacks. Dan Fitz is the Exceutive Director for Adirondack Research Consortium “We’ve traditionally tried to encourage students to partake in the program because our young people are part of the future of the Adirondacks with fresh ideas and new perspective.” Fitts say they have ten student research submissions this year from institutions such as Clarkson University, Plattsburgh State University and Paul Smiths College to name a few…
The Students will present their research to be judged on April 14th at the Joan Weill Adirondack Library at Paul Smiths College. Fitts says they had four submissions make it through to present at Last years annual conference.
The Adirondack Research Consortium (ARC) was founded to bring together scientists from research organizations and people who work to make the Park a better place, such as business owners, local and State governments, private land managers, farmers, foresters, teachers, and interested citizens. They partner researchers with decision-makers to make sure good science is being used to answer real questions.
Collaborations are fostered through their Annual Conference, various events throughout the year, and through publication of the peer-reviewed Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES). Through these collaborative initiatives, the Adirondack community as a whole can move forward on actions that promote and sustain a vibrant regional economy and a healthy environment.
More About the Consortium
In 1994 a small group of academic researchers and leaders of Adirondack-focused nonprofit organizations recognized the need for research-based knowledge to inform and guide policies, planning, and management of the Adirondack Park’s public and private lands. The Adirondack Research Consortium (ARC) was set up in an informal way to fill this need, its goal
To encourage, facilitate, and make more available research-based knowledge and scholarship that advances the quality and vitality of the Adirondack Park and related environs.
The Consortium has focused on stimulating research and acting as a knowledge-based forum and communicator among disciplines and diverse interests, primarily through its annual research conferences and the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies.
Annual Research Conferences, beginning in 1994, have served as an interdisciplinary, regional network providing an opportunity to present and discuss research papers and reports. Audiences number more than 100, and range from students and teachers to researchers with national reputations to local and regional policy makers.
The Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES) has been published twice-yearly since 1994 and presents peer-reviewed scholarly articles and commentaries, feature and interpretive articles, and policy perspectives relevant to the Adirondacks, the Northern Forest, and related environs. It aims to foster dialogue about relevant issues, bridge gaps among academic disciplines and researchers and practitioners, and encourage sustainable communities both human and wild.