COURSE APPLICATION DUE OCTOBER 21, 2011
For ENVS 1965 (Engaged Environmental Research & Scholarship), Spring 2012
ENVS 1965 enables students to build communication, leadership and engagement skills, and to gain a broader perspective on the challenges of understanding global environmental change and the search for solutions. Development of an environmentally-focused senior thesis or other independent research project is a prerequisite. The course is required of all students who receive a Voss Environmental Fellowship, and is open to other seniors – as well as graduate students – engaged in environmentally relevant projects.
Each student leads a session focused on the science and policy elements of his/her independent research project. The seminar also offers students opportunities to hone practical professional skills, e.g. how to communicate scientific findings to the media and policy audiences; oral presentation skills, and tips on professional interactions. The course is capped at 15 students.
Admission is by application only and must be sent to Heather_Leslie@brown.edu by October 21, 2011 for full consideration.