Climate Action Students developed a web app that shows the number of google searches for drought terms and water usage after Governor Brown’s declaration of a drought-related State of Emergency (Click to see interactive app).
Students were arranged into four teams and were tasked with developing a web app to display their results. Check out an interactive web app
that a climate action team developed to show the number of drought-related google searches and water usage after Governor Brown declared a State of Emergency due to drought conditions. The app authors include Alexa Ritchie, Colleen Nell, Danica Loucks, Joey Ly, and Sofia Hallerback.
Additional presentations helped supplement the learning experience by giving the students an opportunity to learn from the experts. Presenters included:
- Padhraic Smyth, Director of the Data Science Initiative. Professor Smyth spoke about the emerging field of Data Science.
- Emily Brooks, Ph.D Candidate, UCI Anthropology. Brooks engaged participants in a presentation on scientific collaboration and communication
- David Feldman, Director Water UCI. Professor Feldman gave a presentation on water security in California.
About the Climate Action Training Program
This opportunity was sponsored by the UC Office of the President through the Sustainability Initiative and a Climate Action Champion grant awarded to Professor Steven Allison to develop the Climate Action Training Program for UCI graduate students.