Request for proposals for the Summer 2013 Community College Faculty Fellowship program through NSF EPSCoR
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) received a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Award from the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program for the Stimulation of Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) for Climate Change research in Nevada. This award creates a statewide interdisciplinary program focused on understanding the effects of regional climate change on ecosystems, improving communication between researchers and policy makers, and better educating the public on climate change in Nevada. The program has six areas of interest: Climate Modeling; Ecological Change; Water Resources; Education; Cyberinfrastructure; and Policy, Decision Making and Outreach. The project encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) Biology, Civil Engineering, Climatology, Computer Science, Ecology, Education, Environmental Studies, Geography, Hydrology, Journalism, Natural Resources, and Political Science. The goal is for interdisciplinary science teams to build capacity in climate change research to measure environmental changes, develop climate models, translate climate-change science for decision makers, create computer systems to make climate data more accessible, and develop new ways to teach about climate change. For more information on Nevada’s NSF EPSCoR Climate Change Program, visit https://epscorspo.nevada.edu/nsf/climate1/.