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Transdisciplinary Environmental Science for Society Professional Development Program | CLIMAS

Transdisciplinary Environmental Science for Society Professional Development Program

Transdisciplinary Environmental Science for Society Professional Development Program

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The Transdisciplinary Environmental Science for Society (TESS) program is designed to train researchers, practitioners, and educators to be well-equipped to successfully address and help solve complex environmental challenges. The focus is on theoretical insights and practical skills to improve research collaborations between many different kinds of experts. The program is currently designed as a series of three 20-hour online professional development courses: 1) fundamentals of transdisciplinary research, 2) practicing collaborative research, and 3) communication strategies and skills. The first course ran in July 2019 and the second course is currently in development. The goal of the TESS program is to provide training in the theory and practice of transdisciplinary research so that students have the knowledge and perspectives needed carry out successful collaborative research.