David Oonk
PhD Student

David Oonk’s research focuses on oil and gas development and policy in Colorado. He researches the dynamics and practices of horizontal drilling and ‘fracking’ technologies, the governance problems they create, and the role of science in assessing their risk and influence on policy-making.
He has experience designing programs and conducting research in environmental science communication and education using visual media and art. He is advised by Max Boykoff, Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) and an associate professor in CU Boulder’s Environmental Studies program.



Lens on Climate Change: Making Climate Meaningful through Student-Produced Videos

Engaging Secondary Students in Regionally Relevant Science Topics Through Videography – Lens on Climate Change