In this period of great drought, scientists are researching whether Criollo cattle are better adapted to climate change and if they have a lesser impact on desert landscapes being affected by climate change.
We prepare graduate researchers for careers that integrate science with management and policy while advancing Climate Adaptation Science for the threatened landscape of the Interior West.
The Climate Adaptation Science (CAS) Program is a 9-credit interdisciplinary graduate specialization/minor that is available within MS and PhD programs in 10 departments at Utah State University. The program provides students with direct experience in actionable science through internships and research.
Skills emphasized in the CAS program align with many of the attributes of an “ideal, student-centered STEM graduate education system,” as described in the Consensus Study Report, “Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century”, which was produced in 2018 by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Key attributes of revitalized graduate STEM education include the potential for students to: acquire broad technical literacy, encounter a variety of points of view about science, have multiple mentors including those from beyond academia, have opportunities to communicate their results to diverse audiences, think about broader impacts, work on projects in teams, and explore diverse career options in a context where nonacademic careers are not stigmatized.
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Nancy Huntly, PhD, Program Director | email@example.com
Thad Nicholls, MS, Ecology Center Program Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
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