Jaron Porciello




Jaron Porciello is Associate Director for Research Data Engagement and Training in International Programs for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Her research interests center around international science collaboration where information, research, and technology are central to the work at hand. She is also interested in how changes in science and technology policy impact all people. She has taught both at Cornell and around the world on information literacy and the art and science of information management. Her experience includes management of the membership sustainability initiative for arXiv.org; Director of The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL), an agricultural science information resource; and program manager for training services for Research4Life, a United Nations public-private partnership.

Jaron holds dual Masters degrees in Library and Information Sciences and English from Indiana University. She is currently a presenter on behalf of the Association of College and Research Libraries Scholarly Communications Roadshow, and also serves as board president for (2015-2017) for Ithaca Montessori School, a not-for-profit early childhood education school. Jaron enjoys listening to new music, finding the funny in every situation, and reading just about everything.

Her superpower would be to dismantle the cloak of invisibility that shrouds biased and inaccurate information.

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Mar 1st 2017

Learn the basics of genetic engineering and biotechnology and examine why the GMO is politically contentious. Participants will gain an understanding of how science works, its limits, and how the interaction of these factors leads to decision making.

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