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REU Site: Stakeholder Informed Modeling of Innovations in Food, Energy, and Water (FEW)

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Anthropogenic processes, such as urbanization and globalization, are creating increased demands for food, energy, and water (FEW), while climate change is amplifying the rate and extent of resource degradation. Washington State University has a long-term research focus on the nexus in food, energy and water (“the FEW”), and a large team of interdisciplinary researchers team working to explore the FEW nexus and quantify how technological and institutional innovations (e.g., renewable energy, water markets) can increase resilience across all of the FEW sectors. This NSF-funded ColumbiaFEW team uses it’s strong, ongoing two-way engagement with stakeholders in the Columbia River Basin to develop new strategies and understand innovation adoption in real world settings.

Over the course of nine weeks, this program will teach students how to develop complex systems thinking and system dynamics simulation skills, increase their computing competency through data wrangling workshops, engage in professional development and team-based exercises through shared activities, and communicate and work with other scientific audiences and stakeholders. Through a combination of workshop training, mentored research, and professional development, this program will immerse students in FEW research expanding their career network and building lasting connections with the members of their cohort, other WSU undergraduate researchers, and WSU faculty mentors.

Application Deadline: 2/15/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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Washington State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Environmental Sciences

Earth System Science
Sustainable Water Use

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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