The range of food-energy-water (FEW) systems challenges from local to global scales. During the semester, students will gain real-world experience by participating in the conceptualization and/or conduct of an interdisciplinary FEW systems project. Projects may employ engineering, life sciences, epidemiological or policy approaches; earth system sciences frameworks; computational methods; and/or other innovative approaches. Through this work, students will gain hands-on experience in study design, research methods, and data analysis across varying FEW disciplines. Each student will bring a diverse set of expertise to the projects, creating a microcosm for interdisciplinary team science. During the course, students will have the opportunity to refine oral and written communication skills, including team writing. The deliverable for the course may include a grant proposal, a manuscript, a FactSheet, an Op-Ed, or another actionable type of science/policy writing.