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Undergraduate Research Experience through Stakeholder Informed Modeling of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Washington State University is hosting a nine-week research experience for undergraduates (REU) in Pullman, WA focused on complexities in integrated food, energy, and water (FEW) systems. This program leverages an interdisciplinary team of FEW researchers, state-of-the-art research and computing facilities, and engaged FEW career professionals to evaluate innovations in technology, policy, and management with the aim of building resilience and sustainability in the management of real-world FEW systems.

This program is for students interested in engaging in interdisciplinary science and FEW systems. We accept applicants from all majors and no prior research experience is necessary. We especially encourage students who come from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Students who join the program will receive a $5,400 stipend, free on-campus housing, support for traveling to and from Pullman, WA, and access to our recreation facilities and libraries. Each student will be paired with a Research Mentor with whom the student will conduct research exploring sustainable FEW management. All REU students will receive hands-on training to learn more about integrated FEW systems, systems thinking techniques and how to use systems modeling platforms. Students will also participate in a Data Wrangling workshop, designed to teach the basics in data organization, analysis, and visualization. Over the course of the nine weeks, students will engage in an array of professional and research opportunities, including field trips, workshops to learn more about research and science-based careers, science communication training, and discussions with our FEW professionals and researchers.

Application Deadline: 2/15/2024

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:
Agricultural Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Crop & Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Natural Resources

Climate Change
Computer Modeling
Data Analysis
Environmental Policy
Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Energy
Sustainable Water Use
Systems Science

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

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