Despite the ongoing pandemic and the switch to online learning, EnviroLab Asia has continued its activities for the 2020-21 academic year. We have halted our plans for the Spring 2020 South Korea clinic trip and are adapting our strategy and programs as we transition through these unprecedented times. During the Fall 2020 semester, we have supported faculty and student research, hosted events, and provided curricular support to faculty teaching online. We expect to resume our traditional activities, including the EnviroLab Asia student fellowship program and clinic trip in the 2021-22 academic year. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Heeb, EnviroLab Asia Project Administrator at EnviroLab.Asia@cmc.edu.
EnviroLab Asia is an initiative at the Claremont Colleges funded by the Henry Luce Foundation’s Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) Program. This initiative is a laboratory for cross-disciplinary research and experiential learning that links knowledge with practice.
Through intellectual exchange between the humanities and social sciences, environmental analysis, and other disciplines, we explore relevant topics and generate new scholarship about environmental issues in Asia. Our research involves communities and partner institutions in the US and Asia. We aim to address environmental problems in Asia through interdisciplinary communication and collaboration in a globalized world.
EnviroLab Asia activities center around the following set of guiding principles:
- Create a space for the production of new knowledge about the interaction between nature, the built environment, and human populations in Asia
- Utilize cross-disciplinary approaches
- Encourage 5C exchanges between and across campuses, utilize the current resources at the Claremont Colleges, and/or encourage community-building between and among 5C campus communities
- Increase faculty and students’ capacities to effectively influence debates on environmental issues as well as present innovative solutions to challenges resulting from environmental problems.
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