Climate Action Training Program participants work together to develop an app to effectively present climate data. Photo Credit: Steven Allison
Update: Climate Action Training Program for Graduate Students
In March 2016, a multidisciplinary cohort of graduate students in the UCI Climate Action Training Program participated in a Data Science Initiative short course to improve their skills in communicating big data.
The Climate Action Training Program runs from January – December 2016 and includes nine graduate students from a variety of disciplines who plan to pursue careers that address climate issues. The goal is to develop communication and professional skills through workshops.
In the Data Science Short Course, the nine Climate Action students and eleven PhD students interested in climate research participated in cross-disciplinary collaboration to address water security questions.
“We had English students coding in R and building web tools, which is quite interdisciplinary. I was pleased that the students were able to successfully work in teams to address substantive questions about water security while also developing data science and communication skills.”
-Professor Steven Allison
Faculty Climate Action Champion