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

Summer PhD Student Workshop

The EMBeRS Summer Workshop will be held June 8-16, 2017, at the University of Texas at El Paso. Complete applications are due by March 31, 2017. Selections will be announced by April 15. Send all application materials to: Dr. Deana Pennington

The students in this workshop will gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become the leaders of future interdisciplinary research teams. The workshop will include 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. For more details about the workshop please see the FAQS

Because of the intensive, individualized training in this workshop, acceptance is highly competitive. Only eight PhD students will be selected nationwide. One additional student will be admitted from the hosting institution. In total, nine students will attend the workshop.

We will be collecting data during the workshop to test the efficacy of the EMBeRS approach. All students accepted into the workshop must sign an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved consent form agreeing to have data collected about their experience in the workshop, take pre- and post-workshop surveys, and participate in a one hour interview with our project evaluator at the end of the workshop.

To apply please send the following items compiled into a single PDF named [LastnameInitial]Summer2017.pdf. For example, an application by John Smith should be named SmithJSummer2017.pdf.
Required items:

Please ask your adviser to send a letter of reference, describing:

Send all application materials to: Dr. Deana Pennington