Social Sciences

Research Focus

Our faculty conducts research that contributes to the production of knowledge in areas associated with the department’s two graduate programs and their own disciplinary subfields.  Faculty connected to the graduate program in Energy and Environmental Policy generally conduct research in support of societal decisions involving environmental- and energy-policy goals, strategies, and programs. Faculty connected to the graduate program in Industrial Archaeology and Heritage examine social change in industrial communities through the lens of material culture.

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GIS Resources Application for Career Education

Youth-led Mapping to Improve the Health of Children.

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Transdisciplinary Approach: Science. Collaboration. People.

Kathy Halvorsen shares research in Dominican Republic.

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Time travel. Map history. From your phone.

Application tracking natural, social, industrial environments through time.