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New RPI Podcast Episode Tackles the Anthropocene

New RPI Podcast Episode Tackles the Anthropocene

By Reeve Hamilton

May 27, 2020

An anthropologist and engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute outline their interdisciplinary effort to increase awareness about how humans impact the planet on the latest episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast.

In the recent academic year, Daniel Lander and Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn teamed up to create the “Engineering the Anthropocene” lecture series, which was co-sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Science and Technology Studies.

The lecture series delved into how humans have impacted climate and the environment, and how people — both individually and as a society — can address such an urgent and complex issue.

For the podcast episode, which was recorded before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lander, a lecturer of civil and environmental engineering at Rensselaer, and Costelloe-Kuehn, a lecturer of science and technology studies at Rensselaer, discussed the importance of collaborating across disciplines to address climate change and other issues.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play Music, or TuneIn.


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