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#TheLavaLab: Does a STEM education lead to greater happiness?

  Over the past several years, numerous investments and initiatives have been launched with the intent to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States. The proponents for more STEM education have pointed to a disconcerting national skills gap, where America simply is not producing enough graduates with the requisite skills […]

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#TheLavaLab: Assessing California’s Residential Water Conservation Policies Through a Data Lens

In response to California’s increasingly severe multi-year drought, Governor Jerry Brown issued an unprecedented executive order in April, which mandated severe water usage reductions in urban areas across the state as compared to 2013 water usage levels. Enforcement of Governor Brown’s mandate has been left in the hands of the over 400 urban water agencies […]