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Doing Business As Name:Colorado State University
  • Gillian Bowser
  • (970) 491-5871
Award Date:12/12/2019
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 30,916
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 30,916
  • FY 2020=$30,916
Start Date:12/15/2019
End Date:05/31/2020
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.050
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:International Group Travel: Engaging students in science international decision making: Madrid, Spain - December 2019
Federal Award ID Number:2005421
DUNS ID:785979618
Parent DUNS ID:948905492
Program:Integrat & Collab Ed & Rsearch
Program Officer:
  • Brandon Jones
  • (703) 292-4713

Awardee Location

Street:601 S Howes St
City:Fort Collins
County:Fort Collins
Awardee Cong. District:02

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Colorado State University
Street:2002 Campus Delivery
City:Fort Collins
County:Fort Collins
Cong. District:02

Abstract at Time of Award

Part 1 Addressing global environmental issues involves working at the intersection of science and decision making. Graduate students and early career researchers who engage in environmental research, however, have few meaningful opportunities within academia to gain the knowledge and training on how their research can be employed for social innovation and collective impacts. PIs propose an innovative and immersive experience for students on communicating science for decision making through student-led presentations and outreach at an international United Nations meeting on international environmental issues. By coupling training and authentic, real world engagement, students will learn how to navigate environmental issues in decision making, gain intercultural and diplomacy skills and build professional networks. Communicating science to decision makers is a critical part of preparing graduate students and early career researchers. Using a team-based approach to build research presentations for decision makers can provide graduate students professional development opportunities. Part 2 Team-based projects can bring together students from different institutional backgrounds as well as from different disciplines. Students from three different institutions have worked together on presentations to international negotiators at the COP25 on science topics related to their own research and tied to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the UN. These topics include carbon markets, atmospheric sciences, emerging technology, gender issues, biodiversity loss, green careers, and many others. Presenting data on complex environmental issues that combines disciplines such as geosciences, atmospheric sciences and environmental sciences will provide students with unique international and interdisciplinary experience. In addition, presenting research in an international context provides students with cross cultural experiences as students move into professional careers. Each student team conducted primary and secondary data gathering on topics related to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) so students experienced aligning research questions with policy target outcomes. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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