Improving Food-Energy-Water-Nexus-based Education: Defining new research directions from problems of practice

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
10am - 11:30am PT | 11am - 12:30 pm MT | 12pm - 1:30pm CT | 1pm - 2:30pm ET

The registration deadline has passed. The webinar recording is posted below.


Dr. Nicole Sintov, Co-Director of NC-FEW

Dr. Nicole Sintov serves as Associate professor of Behavior, Decision-making, and Sustainability in OSU's School of Environment and Natural Resources. She is also a core faculty member of OSU's Sustainability Institute. She is an environmental psychologist, having earned her PhD in Psychology from the University of Southern California. Broadly, her work aims to advance psychological theory while producing insights that can be applied to benefit the environment and human welfare. She focuses on the role of individual-level behavior and decision-making in sustainable consumption contexts, particularly with respect to the role of human behavior in the transition to a more just and sustainable energy system. Her work has been supported by NSF, foundations (e.g., Sloane), and industry sponsors (e.g., Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Company). Her research appears in top journals including Nature Energy and Journal of Environmental Psychology, and has been covered by a variety of media outlets, including The Guardian, National Geographic, Wired Magazine, and CNN.


The goal of this workshop is to define new priority areas for education research in support of FEW-Nexus-based education. Facilitated by the co-director of the National Collaborative for Research on Food, Energy, and Water Education (NC-FEW;, the workshop will bring together educators who are (or would like to be) engaged in FEW-Nexus-based education with education researchers to share expertise. Recent NC-FEW work will be shared as a starting point, adding additional perspectives from workshop participants throughout. The objectives are: 1) define FEW-Nexus-based education, 2) identify and describe challenges with FEW-Nexus-based education, and 3) ideate ways in which education research can generate new knowledge to address these challenges. Participants will gain new insights into FEW-Nexus-based education to inform their own education or research practice, with opportunities for continued engagement with NC-FEW beyond the workshop.


Duration: 90 minutes
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The virtual workshop will be recorded.
Accessing the Virtual Workshop: Instructions for joining the virtual workshop will be emailed to participants the day before the event.
Code of Conduct: Participants in all NC-FEW meetings and events are expected to abide by the NC-FEW Code of Conduct, which applies in all venues, events, and on-line forums associated with NC-FEW. Please read the full Code of Conduct Policy for details.
Questions? Please contact Rory McFadden ( if you have any questions about this event.


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