Education and Professional Practice

The Hub advances climate change education at all levels, providing tools, best practices and innovations for classrooms and informal educators. We strive to develop a climate-change ready workforce by providing experiential learning opportunities for students.

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Resources for Students

Student Support

Climate Change Hub Summer 2022 Graduate Policy Internships

Internship Description

The Gerard J. Mangone Climate Change Science and Policy Hub promotes collaboration and brings together students, faculty, stakeholders and specialists to position the University of Delaware as a national leader in climate change education, research and innovation. Together we discover and implement solutions for a more sustainable tomorrow. 

One of the main goals of the Hub is to develop and nurture future leaders and changemakers who will create innovative solutions to climate change impacts. 

To that end, the Climate Change Hub will offer two $6000 2022 Graduate Policy Summer Internships (10 weeks). 

A Climate Policy Intern will be a current UD graduate student from any graduate degree program with a passion for the environment, who will immerse themselves in a climate change related internship (Project to be determined by Climate Change Hub directors). Prospective projects for the Climate Policy Intern will focus on a select project from the Delaware State Climate Action Plan.  Students will be expected to submit a final paper before the start of the Fall 2022 semester, and present their findings at an upcoming symposium. 

Application Process

To apply, please send an unofficial copy of your transcript, your CV, a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor, a one-page writing sample and a one-page description of your current climate change related research and how it would benefit from this internship to ClimateChangeHub@udel.edu by April 12, 2022. Please put “Graduate Policy Summer Internship” in the email subject line.

Graduate Research Enhancement Grants – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED!

Program Description

The Mangone Climate Change Science and Policy Hub at the University of Delaware is seeking applications from graduate students in all university disciplines for Graduate Research Enhancement Grants to enhance their climate change related research toward their thesis or dissertation that will occur in 2022-2023. Grants up to $10,000 can support travel, equipment, supplies, data collection, data processing, and publications, but may not be used for salary, indirect costs or tuition. All grant funding must be used explicitly for thesis/dissertation research expenses necessary towards degree completion. The duration of the award is 1 year. Graduate students are eligible to apply for this funding once they have completed a thesis or doctoral proposal. Graduate students who wish to apply for funding before their proposal defense must supply a letter of recommendation from their advisor that states they have a well-developed plan for their project and explains the need for the funding.

Application Process

To apply for a Mangone Climate Change Science and Policy Hub Graduate Research Enhancement Grant, email a curriculum vitae, an unofficial transcript, a one to two-page proposal identifying specific research goals and how the funding will advance your thesis or doctoral research, and a budget detailing how the money will be used. For priority consideration for Spring or Summer of 2022, please send your application and a letter of recommendation from a faculty supervisor to climatechangehub@udel.edu by February 15, 2022.

Award Process

Applications are reviewed by a council appointed by the CCH Directors and award announcements will be made beginning within one month of the initial deadline. Funds will be available shortly after awardee’s accept terms. Awardees are expected to provide a final report at the end of the grant period and to present their accomplishments at the spring CCH student research symposium in 2023. Awardees also agree to have their projects featured on the CCH website.

New opportunities coming—check back in the Fall!

Climate-Related Academic Programs

Majors
Meteorology and Climate Science
Environmental Science – Climate and Society concentration
Environmental Studies – Advocacy, Planning and Design, Environment and Society
Geography
Geological Sciences
Energy and Environmental Policy
GIScience and Environmental Data Analytics
Global Studies
Landscape Architecture
Marine Science
Sustainable Food Systems
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Plant Science
Animal Science

Minors
Environmental soil science
Food science
Resource economics
Insect and wildlife conservation
Environmental humanities
Sustainable apparel and textile innovation
Global studies
Meteorology
Human dimensions of climate change
Social innovation and entrepreneurship
Geography
Geological Sciences
Marine Science
Coastal and marine geoscience
Environmental sustainability
Sustainable energy technology
Sustainable infrastructure
Energy and environmental policy

Certificates
Eco entrepreneurship
Food systems innovation and entrepreneurship

Enrichment programs
Climate Scholars

Current and Upcoming Climate Courses

Fall 2021
ANTH352 Refugees and Forced Migration
ANTH440 Disaster anthropology
APEC100 Sustainable Development
APEC343 Environmental Economics
ENEP250 Intro to Energy and Environmental Policy
ENEP420 Water Resources Management
ENWC201 Wildlife Conservation and Ecology
ENWC314 Comparative Terrestrial and Marine Ecology
ENWC456 Conservation Biology
GEOG101 Physical Geography: Climatic Processes
GEOG103 Topics in Human-Environment
GEOG215 Understanding Climate Change
GEOG235 Conservation of Natural Resources
GEOG419 Climate Change Adaptation Policy & Practice
GEOG458 Paleoclimatology
GEOG481 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOL105 Geological Hazards and Their Human Impact
GEOL107 Geology of Dynamic Earth
GEOL110 Earth’s Evolving Systems
GEOL445 Geomicrobiology
HIST223 Nature and History
MAST200 The Oceans
MAST202 Oceans in the News
MAST439 Renewable Energy and Climate: Law, Regulation and Environment
MAST467 Seminar: Intro to Arctic Oceanography
MAST492 Marine Environmental Studies
PLSC140 People and Plants: Feast or Famine
PLSC430 Urban Ecology
POSC350 Politics and the Environment
SOCI471 Disasters, Vulnerability and Development
SPPA400 Biden seminar: Climate policy

Professional Development

We support programs that provide opportunities for students to earn additional academic credentials that give them a competitive edge in the marketplace:

EcoEntrepreneurship Program
Geographic Information Science Certificate
Landscape Architecture
Meteorology and Climate Science
Wind Power Science, Engineering and Policy

Climate Scholars

Students stand in front of Robinson Hall for a group portrait

The first class of Climate Scholars started at the University of Delaware in the fall of 2021. Read more about them and the program.

 

Resources for Faculty and Other Educators

Climate Change Course Development Grants

While documenting the university-wide climate change courses above, the Climate Change Hub (CCH) is identifying gaps for areas of growth to offer additional courses that will offer students a broad education on climate change impacts through the lens of social science, physical science, climate policy, solutions leadership, art, and design.

We are pleased to announce several types of curricular enhancement funding that all UD faculty are eligible to apply for individually or with colleagues to:

  • develop a new climate change-related course ($5000) or
  • revise an existing course to include updated climate change information ($2500)

The CCH will select course proposals that form a well-rounded cluster of course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate level with the goal of ultimately proposing a graduate and undergraduate Climate Essentials Certificate. If students take the entire suite of courses, they will demonstrate a broad understanding of climate change including the social impacts and current policies. We also expect students will explore creative solutions and ways to lead in times of great change. For the application, you will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from your Department Chair. Applications to revise an existing course require the applicant to submit a current syllabus.

We are also offering mini-grants for faculty to design and integrate climate change learning activities into an existing undergraduate or graduate course ($500). The design of climate change-related classroom activities represents an important integration of timely topics into classroom education. We expect that faculty who chose to apply for course enhancement grants will share their ideas with colleagues through the CCH’s Educational Resource Archive – in development. Course enhancement mini-grants support climate change-related small-scale projects, materials, or activities. For the application, you will be asked to provide information about the course and submit an existing syllabus and a description of the proposed activity/enhancement.

All proposals will be reviewed by a panel in conjunction with the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) with the purpose of developing a well-rounded selection of courses and learning activities. The application will remain open until April 1. The CCH will invite select proposals to proceed and may ask the applicant to respond to additional questions before final award notifications are shared by April 15, 2022.

Apply using this form.

Climate Change Educational Resource Archive

As Climate Change Hub grants are completed and course materials are developed, they will be shared here for the use of faculty at UD and elsewhere.