This student workshop is part of the Future of Environmental Decisions Series.

Since 2008, ESA has worked with several partner organizations to ensure continental-scale science reaches the diverse faculty and students in the undergraduate and graduate community.

To learn more about this series, visit the program website at: www.esa.org/fed


This workshop is organized by:

Office of Education & Diversity Programs

Scaling UP: Future of Environmental Decisions

Current students and recent graduates will learn about the role of continental-scale science in helping citizens and decision-makers better understand the interaction of local and regional issues and the complexity of environmental decision-making using a case study of the Chesapeake Bay.

Workshop Dates: Sunday, June 2, 2013 – Friday, June 7, 2013

Location: The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD (near Baltimore).

Objectives:

The FED workshop aims to introduce undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) infrastructure, and provide opportunities for students to:

  • develop insights into environmental decision-making using environmental and social science data
  • gain 21st century skills in working with large scale data, mapping and public communications technologies
  • build skills to communicate science to land and resource managers and the general public
  • explore potential ecology and environmental science careers

Program Benefits:

Up to 25 awards of travel, lodging, and subsistence support to attend the workshop,

  • Work in groups with scientific experts to explore geospatial datasets relevant to the ecological and socioeconomic dimensions of the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Learn and develop GIS skills.
  • Explore scientific research practices in the Chesapeake Bay, aboard the R/V Rachel Carson.
  • Network and meet professionals from environmental career tracks
  • Present findings to peers and environmental professionals.

Eligibility

Current and recently graduated undergraduate students as well as current Graduate students (Masters and Ph.D. candidates) from any academic discipline – including social, natural, formal and applied science fields – are invited to participate. Underrepresented minority students are especially encouraged to apply. (Only US Citizen can apply.)

For more information about the application process view the “How to Apply” page.