Current and Recent Projects
Three Clark faculty members are studying the development of the Worcester Biotechnology Cluster for any lessons it might hold for current efforts to catalyze the growth of a sustainable energy/green jobs cluster in Worcester or elsewhere. Mary Ellen Boyle (GSOM), Jennie Stephens (IDCE/ESP), and Jing Zhang (GSOM) have conducted extensive in-depth interviews and combed the literature of cluster development to produce several articles and working papers.
The Mosakowski and Marsh Institutes are launching a new summer internship program for undergraduates at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NOAA Internships will place Clark students in exciting, hands-on projects at locations around the United States.Students from a wide range of majors will have the chance to learn from working scientists and policy experts at one of America's leading public scientific institutions. The interns will also be mentored by Clark faculty to maximize the connections between their internship experiences and their academic programs. We expect 3-5 students to be selected for the program, which awards summer research stipends of $4000 per student. For more information about Clark's NOAA Internship Program, contact Prof. Robert Johnston, Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508 751-4619 or Jim Gomes, Director of the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, at email@example.com or 508 421-3872.
Mosakowski Institute Director Jim Gomes delivered a Marsh Institute Lecture entitled, "Yes We Can?? American Politics and Climate Change, 2012" in Clark's Lurie Conference Room on Wednesday, February 2.
Mosakowski Institute Director Jim Gomes and Associate Professor of Political Science Rob Boatright taught the course, "Congressional Redistricting: The Geography of Politics" in 2011. The course was recognized by U. S. News and World Report as one of the "10 College Classes That Impact the Outside World."
Aimee Guidera, Director of the National Data Quality Campaign, delivered the second annual Lee Gurel '48 Lecture in Education, "From Dartboards to Dashboards: The Imperative of Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes."
Biology Professor David Hibbett and his students have been pursuing an intriguing idea: using fungi to clean up hazardous waste sites.
The Mosakowski Institute and the Public Consulting Group collaborated to research and publish an influential report on the funding of Massachusetts' community colleges. The report documented large funding disparities among the commonwealth's fifteen community colleges.