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The UK-SRP has established a training program to educate the next generation of scientists and engineers by promoting strong disciplinary training, while encouraging students to become interdisciplinary thinkers and effective communicators.
The Training Core's specific goals are:
- to provide thorough training of students in their specific field,
- to instill basic knowledge about socioeconomic, law, scientific and ethical aspects, and
- to enhance the ability of students to communicate with other scientists and the general public.
In addition to interdisciplinary research, students in the program are expected to fulfill coursework requirements in their home departments, which is supplemented with a series of courses in Environmental Systems, a course on ethics, and a course in Nutritional Sciences.
The Training Core funds three student traineeships during each calendar year. It also provides travel funds to student trainees and postdoctoral scholars to present their research at scientific conferences.
Students funded with an academic year traineeship will be expected to complete the following training:
(a) take the required core courses for the Ph.D. or Master degree program in their discipline,
(b) perform research in one of the Superfund Research Projects or a related environmental project,
(c) attend Superfund Meetings,
(d) complete an Ethics Course (TOX 600 or an equivalent Ethics course),
(e) take one course from ES 610, ES 620 and ES 630,
(f) take NS704 and the Environmental Systems ES 600 course,
(g) perticipate in the SRP outreach programs.
Student trainees are advised of the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Environmental Systems in addition to their degrees. This certificate is available to students who complete the following coursework: two semesters of ES 600 and two other ES courses (from among ES 610, ES 620 and ES 630). Certificate candidates also must write a specific research paper for Environmental Systems. Students receive this certificate upon graduation from their departments with M.S. or Ph.D. degrees.
To learn more about the UK-SRP Interdisciplinary Training Core, contact Yinan Wei or complete the online application form.