Applying Research to Real-World Problems

October 26, 2016

Products developed through university research can improve and save lives. But how can scientific knowledge that is not tied to a product be disseminated in ways that help society? At universities around the country, professors are trying to share their insights, even without the promise of financial return or academic rewards like tenure. In this 28-page collection, you can read the stories of professors whose work has been helpful in combatting health crises like the lead-contaminated water in Flint, Mich., and the spread of the Zika virus, along with a package of six articles about the ways in which scientists are seeking to make a difference through their research.

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