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Graduate Student Paper on Interdisciplinary Education

Students in the Global Changes and Society course drew on their experience in this interdisciplinary course, and have published a paper on project-based, interdisciplinary training in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.

“How society responds to increasing vulnerability and change will be a defining characteristic of the 21st century. Training students to address these multidisciplinary challenges is a critical component of the educational process…Thus, learning to work within an interdisciplinary framework is an essential skill for future professionals.”1

1. Walsh, T.C., O.L. Miller, B.B. Bowen, Z.A. Levine, and J.R. Ehleringer. 2015. The sphere of sustainability: lessons from the University of Utah’s Global Change and Society. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Environment. doi 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000514.