GLOBES Symposium Features Interdisciplinary Research

Author: Tori Davies

The first GLOBES Symposium featured student research and interdisciplinary projects made possible by the Spring 2017 cycle of minigrants. The symposium was held on Thursday, May 3 at Innovation Park and was preceded by the annual meeting of the GLOBES Executive Committee. 

The mini-grants provided funding of up to $2,500 for approved projects by current fellows in the GLOBES Certificate in Environment and Society. The grants seek to:

  • Promote the interdisciplinary component of the student’s research portfolio as it applies to questions of environment and society
  • Create opportunities for enhancement of the student’s academic background and competitiveness for future positions
  • Engage different disciplines and colleges across the University and beyond
  • Create networks and platforms that connect scholars from across the University
  • Conform to the highest academic standards