Theodore Lim Awarded NSF CAREER Grant
April 1, 2023
Theodore Lim, an assistant professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, was awarded an NSF CAREER grant from the Science of Organizations program. His project, “Governance of Computer Models in Sustainable Water Quality Management,” solidifies an integrative theory of model governance, and includes the development of both a qualitative framework and quantitative operationalization to predict future states of a scientific model based on model governance arrangements. Improved computer model governance will transform understanding of science-based environmental policy, including building public trust in computer models and characterizing uncertainty that is created by social and political factors embedded in models. The project is developing workshop materials for practitioners, as well as novel undergraduate and K12 experiences to link the fields of environmental science and policy.