Climate Action Training Program for Graduate Students

Climate Action Training ProgramUCI graduate students are invited to apply for the Climate Action Training Program, supported through a Climate Action Champion Grant from the UC President’s Office to UCI faculty member Steven Allison.

About the Program

This yearly program supports an interdisciplinary cohort of 5-10 graduate students who plan to pursue careers that address climate issues. The cohort will reflect a diversity of perspectives, and students from outside of traditional climate science fields are encouraged to apply. Participants will be trained in transferrable quantitative, communication, and professional skills required for a broad range of career paths.

Trainees will participate in a two-unit, problem-based graduate seminar each quarter for one year, and a data science short course. Communication and professional skills will be developed through targeted workshops. A key element of the program will be a 3-month paid internship with a non-academic partner. Internships will be available in the public and private sectors on topics ranging from land management to energy distribution. Trainees will convey lessons from the internship experience through presentations during a mini-conference in Fall 2016.

2017 Climate Action Training Program Cohort

Linh-Ahn Cat
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Kimberly Duong
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Daniel Gebbran

Electrical Engineering

Samantha Leigh
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Randy Ly
Environmental Engineering MS

Daniella McCahey

Shubhee Saxena
Environmental Engineering MS

Nick Vizenor

Wally Xie
Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology

Galen Yacalis
Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology