Science Policy Assessment and Research on Climate
The Center recently received a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study decision making under uncertainty under the U.S. Climate Change Research Initiative. The 5-year project, titled “Science Policy Assessment and Research on Climate (SPARC),” will be conducted in partnership with Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes. The project will include research, education, and outreach focused on improving the connection between the nation’s multi-billion dollar investment in climate research and people making climate-related decisions. It will examine decision makers’ expectations of what science can deliver, whether they can use available information, and what future information might be useful to them. SPARC will seek to assist the scientific community in better focusing its research on topics useful to decision makers.
The award is the culmination of more than 18 months of preparation involving colleagues from Colorado State University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the University of Denver, the University of California-San Diego, Colorado School of Mines, the American Meteorological Society, and Stratus Consulting.
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Science and Technology Policy Certificate Program
The Science and Technology Policy Certificate program at the University of Colorado-Boulder is a rigorous education program to prepare students pursuing graduate degrees for careers at the interface of science, technology, and decision making. The program’s first cohort began in the spring of 2004.
The program is accepting applicants for the fall 2004 term. To apply students need to provide the following information to email@example.com by November 12:
- A statement of interest
- Academic Transcripts
- A letter of support from a faculty member in their home department
Acceptance will be based on the qualifications of the student, as well as the importance of fostering a diversity of disciplinary representation within the program.
For more information about the STPC program visit the website.
Faculty affiliate and Colorado School of Mines professor Carl Mitcham will teach the fall STPC course, “Science, Technology, and Society.”