This new certificate builds on the foundation provided by the National Science Foundation Nitrogen Systems: Policy-oriented Integrated Research and Education (NSPIRE) IGERT program that provided students with rigorous multidisciplinary training in C and N cycling and an integrated view of C and N science coupled with the ability to effectively communicate with public policy makers.
The goal of this program is to give graduate students a critical scientific understanding of the elemental cycles and understand how scientific research informs policy needed to address environmental and global change issues. Participants in this program will receive hands-on training to improve their communication skills and opportunities to practice bridging the gap between biophysical science and policy creation and implementation.
A limited number of graduate Research Assistantships are available for students in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, the College and Arts and Sciences, the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and the Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program.
Applications for the Fall 2016 semester are due May 13, 2016. For more information and to submit an application, please visit: https://cereo.wsu.edu/c-nspire-certificate-program