Understand value differences in complex environmental projects.
WHAT MOTIVATES US
For interdisciplinary teams to function effectively, they need to understand how their methodologies and expertise can impact non-scientists, and they need to practice productive dialogue that integrates different disciplinary languages and training. As interdisciplinary collaboration becomes imperative in addressing complex environmental problems, environmental science graduate students will need to consider their responsibilities to non-scientists, reflect on their own values, and cultivate effective interdisciplinary collaborative skills. Their ability to function effectively in interdisciplinary contexts will consequentially impact future environmental decision-making and problem-solving. Our curriculum is designed to facilitate thinking and dialogue around these values and responsibility issues, thereby preparing students to work with integrity alongside collaborators and with diverse audiences.
Hall, T. E., Engebretson, J., O’Rourke, M., Piso, Z., Whyte, K., Valles, S. (2017). The need for social ethics in interdisciplinary environmental science graduate programs: Results from a nation-wide survey in the United States. Science and Engineering Ethics. 23(2): 565–588.
- Michael O’Rourke, Michigan State University, PI – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Troy E. Hall, Oregon State University, PI – email@example.com
- Jan Boll, Washington State University, co-PI
- Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho, co-PI
- Thomas Dietz, Michigan State University, co-PI
- Jesse Engebretson, Oregon State University
- Lissy Goralnik, Michigan State University
- Zachary Piso, Michigan State University
- Sean Valles, Michigan State University, co-PI
- Kyle Whyte, Michigan State University, co-PI