The University of Guam’s College of Natural & Applied Sciences (CNAS) hosted an All Stakeholder’s Brainstorming Session on the morning of Wednesday, November 4th. We had about 150 participants from the private sector, different government offices, and CNAS. We received valuable input as we brainstormed our priorities for our goals of improving our local community with research, extension & outreach, and instructional programs. We had four brainstorming clusters:
- Agriculture and gardening
- Natural resource quality & use: land, ocean, water
- Families, youth, and communities
- Nutrition, health, and food
The questions we asked each group are:
- What is a SIGNIFICANT problem or issue on Guam, or the immediate region, that you feel needs to be researched?
- What skills could we teach, during an Extension & Outreach short course for example, that would have SIGNIFICANT value in your life?
- What type of advising could you get that would have SIGNIFICANT value in your life?
- What information products (factsheets, booklets, books, videos, websites) could be made that would have a SIGNIFICANT value to your life or what you do?
- What technology can we use to deliver science-based information and communicate with you?
- If you were to hire a CNAS student after graduation, what ONE skill or class do they need to have to contribute SIGNIFICANTLY to your organization or business?
- What non-CNAS type of service or support do you need that would propel you or your client group forward SIGNIFICANTLY?
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