Products developed through university research can save lives and produce other social benefits. The same results can be achieved by the knowledge discovered through research. But how can that scholarship be disseminated in ways that help society?
At universities around the country, professors are trying to share their insights, even without the promise of financial return or academic rewards like tenure. Sometimes, as was demonstrated by a Virginia Tech professor who warned of the dangerous lead levels in the water in Flint, Mich., scientific knowledge can have a considerable impact on a community’s well-being.
Date: Apr. 20, 2018
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