Goals of the Course
Promote an interdisciplinary environment for engaging MESM students.
Facilitate communication, interaction, and collaboration among MESM graduate students.
Provide MESM graduate students the opportunity to identify and develop research, white paper and outreach topics for their major paper (EVS 598) through interaction with URI faculty and staff, as well as environmental scientists and policy-makers from NGOs, public agencies, and the private sector.
Initiate a student-centered peer review process for each MESM student’s major paper, starting with the initial development stages and continuing through the final draft of their written document.
Develop an opportunity for MESM students to get critical feedback from URI faculty throughout the development and completion of their major papers, including public presentations and communication of scientific information.