Elizabeth Robinson

Former GPI Global Intern


Elizabeth Robinson studied neuroscience and behavior at Columbia University in New York City. She was the editor-in-chief of the Columbia Science Review, a general-interest undergraduate science magazine, and taught neuroscience at under-privileged middle schools in Washington Heights and Harlem with the Columbia Brainiacs. She interned previously at SEED magazine and currently works at the Columbia University Earth Institute. Her interests include science education policy, sustainable development, climate change, and cognitive neurobiology.

She joined the GPI Global Internship for summer 2010.

Featured Work

CREDIT: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:8103_Liquid_Terragator.JPG">Pl77</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

AUG 12, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Altered Genes and Their Vendors

The evidence on both sides of the genetic modification debate is inconclusive, but attentive regulation could ensure crop safety in developed and developing countries.

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JUL 19, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Brain Scan Lie Detection

Brain scan data can be powerfully persuasive, but has the science behind it progressed far enough to warrant its use in the courtroom?

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/intial-t/2676493092/">Lucy</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JUN 21, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Student Attitudes Surveyed

There is a fine line between self-esteem and self-absorption. It is hard to tell which side Generation Y is on, but the IBM Global Student ...

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JUN 7, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Education for Innovation

The symptoms of science illiteracy are spread across the United States, and in many cases they're getting worse. The education system is overdue for a ...