InTERFEWS will equip students with 21st century professional skills and networks to solve complex FEWS issues through professional development activities. Activities will include participation in transdisciplinary problem solving and communications training and research seminars as described below.
Communications training will include participation in a 1 day communication workshop to improve written and oral communication. InTERFEWS trainees will be required to practice the learned skills in a format that includes assessment by peers and mentors. Practice experiences will include both written and oral presentation requirements. Trainees will each write an article for one of CSUs major FEW-related centers/institutes – the Colorado Water Center, Energy Institute, or One Water Solutions Institute.
For oral presentation practice experiences, trainees will select at least one of the following activities:
- 3MT Competition: InTERFEWS will host three-minute thesis (3MT) competitions in collaboration with the graduate school. Legislators, industry partners, and interdisciplinary researchers will be invited to judge these competitions.
- School of Global Environmental Sustainability Public Panels: Trainees will be provided the opportunity to organize and present at one of the regularly held SoGES panels for the public.
- Presentation to Community Groups or Industry/Utility Partners: Presentations could also be made to public groups or industry, government agency, or NGO partners on research that aligns with their interest.
Students will also attend transdisciplinary problem solving workshops, a 5-day gathering focused on local FEWS issues, including a field trip with stakeholder interactions.
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