With the abrupt switch crisp fall weather, another reality hits UMass Boston: students are back on campus. For a growing institute like ours, the influx of students presents opportunities:
– to address our message to a new, academically and socially engaged audience
– to participate in exciting speaker-led events, like last night’s Joni Seager lecture sponsored by the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
– to capitalize on the passions of UMass Boston students
– to utilize the talents (research, communications, field experience, and energy) of students who understand our mission and want to participate in the oceans, climate and security dialogue
The Collaborative Institute has distinct advantages in attracting and making use of student assistance: we literally (in the Venture Development Center at UMB) and figuratively (through dialogue and proposed projects) reside at the cutting edge of the cross-disciplinary research in science and policy.
If you are a student who would like to participate in the work of the Institute, please email Vanessa.DiCarlo@umb.edu.