Thursday, March 21, 2019

Participate in our Community Survey on Noise Pollution/ Participa en nuestra Encuesta de la Contaminación Acústica

Please Take our Noise Pollution Survey: Scan the QR code


Or use this link: http://bit.ly/ICBONoise


Tome nuestra encuesta: Escanee el código QR:


O use este enlace: http://bit.ly/ICBORuido


"Walking on Eggshells" visually explained




Our research shows that community-based organizations don’t feel like they can be honest with partners when they see institutional racism. They feel like they are “walking on eggshells,” because addressing inequity might harm their organization or community. 

In this video, Jose Miguel Hernandez, actor, artistic director and one of our community researchers, interprets one of the results of our research, "Walking on Eggshells" using body expressions.

Video by Marilu Lopez Fretts, edited by Guava Rhee.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Meet Catherine!


Meet Catherine Pham! She is the first Community Partner to feature in a bi-weekly series to introduce the Community Perspectives Team.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Our Workbooks for Community-based Organizations and Informal Science Institutions

The ICBOs workbooks for Community-based Organizations MEANINGFUL COLLABORATIONS and for Informal Science Educators PARTNERSHIPS FOR IMPACT are now available for download! 




  To download the CBO workbook: Meaningful Collaborations - click HERE!

  To download ISE workbook: Partnerships for Impact - click HERE!


The workbooks are a product of research conducted by the ICBOs and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology over three years, focused on how to create equitable partnerships between community-based organizations in underrepresented communities and informal science institutions.

The objective is to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The research comes from questions asked by community researchers to more than 30 other community organizations. It represents the community perspective.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Raj Pandya at CLO

Raj Pandya, one of the advisors of our AISL NSF Project focused on creating a continental Community Science project on noise pollution, visited the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on February 19, 2019. He presented a seminar about Community Science and how it relates to the Independent Community-based Organizations (ICBO) Research in collaboration with the Lab.


ICBO Results: Third Best Man

Our research also indicates that science institutions will often send someone who has no experience in the community, no authority withi...