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Courses - Fall 2023
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
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UMD Global STEWARDS: Project-Based Data Practicum at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MIEH690,.
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and must be in UMD Global STEWARDS Fellows.
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.