Three SFI researchers recently mentored four Santa Fe-area high-school students. The mentorship culminated in a community service project through which the students analyzed data on water quality from local wells, assessing the effect of water usage on levels of contamination in the well water.
In a public radio interview, SFI Science Board member and External Professor Melanie Mitchell provides an overview of the sciences of complexity and suggests ways they might contribute to the betterment of the human condition.
SFI is leading a three-year, NSF-sponsored program designed to attract New Mexico girls to careers in science, technology, engineering, math, and information and communications technology -- fields in which women are historically under-represented.
“Emergent behavior in quantum matter,” an online course module created by SFI Science Board member David Pines, is part of Physics for the 21st Century, an 11-unit multimedia curriculum exploring the current frontiers of physics.
A May 23-25 short course at the University of New Mexico, “Exploring Complexity in Science and Technology from a Santa Fe Institute Perspective,” introduces professionals from many backgrounds to the complex interactions that underlie social, biological, and computer behavior.
SFI’s 2011 community lecture series began March 2, with SFI Diplomat in Residence Bill Frej describing the complex system of Afghanistan and the challenges of achieving sustainable development in that war-torn country. Watch the video here.
SFI and the Groton School are offering a two-week summer residential program (July 9-21, in Groton, Massachusetts) for high school students who want to explore complexity science through hands-on ecological research. Application deadline is April 15.
SFI is offering several new education outreach programs in 2011 and making changes to its education programs designed to increase their value and sustainability, says Ginger Richardson, VP for Education and Institutional Outreach.
Orlando Montoya makes possible the Institute’s constant hum of activity by keeping the lights on, keeping the boiler running, and performing (with a smile) myriad other activities critical to SFI’s smooth operation. He started working on the property in 1969, when it was owned by the family of Gen. Patrick Hurley, the former U.S. Secretary of War and New Mexico candidate for U.S. Senate.
The Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is hosting the 2011 Global Sustainability Summer School in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The deadline for application is March 15.
In a distinguished lecture at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting, SFI President Jerry Sabloff urges his anthropological peers to go public or perish. Watch the video.
SFI's Melanie Mitchell discusses complexity science, surprises from her research, and her award-winning book "Complexity: A Guided Tour" in an online interview with the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically), an SFI after-school and summer program, inspires middle school students to become scientists by engaging them in questions about their world.
An article in the Boston Review written by former SFI Omidyar Fellow Nathan Eagle describes his experiences in Kenya that prompted his effort to compensate people in the developing world for tasks they accomplish over their mobile phones.
Ant colony behavior and diversity are the topics of the first two books in the Santa Fe Institute-Princeton University Press "Primers in Complex Systems" series.
The Green Fire Times features SFI’s Global Sustainability Summer School, where participants "role-play, debate, write, blog, and build computer models that could be used in real-world decision making about sustainability."
Network science is illuminating never-before-seen relationships and patterns all around us. In three lectures over three nights, SFI's Mark Newman recently described some of the insights network science offers. Watch the videos.