Employing Model-Based Reasoning in Socio-Environmental Synthesis (EMBeRS)

Summer PhD Student Workshop

The EMBeRS Summer Workshop for PhD students was held twice at the University of Texas at El Paso:

The students in this workshop gained the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become the leaders of future interdisciplinary research teams. The workshop included hands-on experience working across disciplines in the general area of socio-environmental systems while also learning about recent research findings on interdisciplinary teamwork, and implications for leading interdisciplinary teams.

Because of the intensive, individualized training in this workshop, acceptance was highly competitive. Only eight PhD students were selected nationwide for each workshop. Additional students were admitted from the hosting institution. In total, twenty five students attended the workshops.

We collected data during the workshop to test the efficacy of the EMBeRS Framework, overseen by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at UTEP. Results from this investigation are reported in Pennington et al. (2021) and elsewhere. Please see the Resources page for a list of publications