The Master of Science in Environmental Studies program in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will be offering multiple fully funded graduate research opportunities beginning January 2020. Students will be part of an interdisciplinary research team examining organic waste management, waste life cycle transformations, institutional and behavioral analysis, dynamic systems, smart tech development, closed-loop systems, and innovative bioproducts development, such as compost, biogas, biochars, and others. The research project, Organic Waste Life Cycles at the interface of Food, Energy, Water Systems (OWL-FEWs) is a multi-year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and involves developing novel approach to understanding, modeling, and changing organic waste systems and co-product development.
Student support will include full tuition and living stipend. Successful applicants should have the minimum qualifications of: undergraduate degree in environmental engineering, social sciences, environmental sciences, or related fields; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong quantitative research skills; attention to detail; ability to work well in interdisciplinary research teams; and/or prior experience with systems-level research.