The University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) welcomes eight graduate trainees as 2016-2017 Training Core Fellows. The objective of the UA SRP Training Core is to produce interdisciplinary graduates who are equipped to solve complex environmental hazardous waste problems. Our approach to helping our Trainees develop as professionals has evolved throughout the years and has been crafted in partnership with former Trainees.
Training Core instruction has been formalized this year as a two semester (one unit per semester) seminar class (ENVS 696P – Hazardous Waste Risk and Remediation in the US Southwest). Each trainee will also receive a $2,500 scholarship. Trainees can use this funds for research-related supplies or travel to a meeting. Our year-long seminar class requires participation in the monthly UA SRP Colloquium, as well as weekly professional development activities. Examples of activities include working with Trainees to develop and write effective research abstracts, visual abstracts, elevator pitches, and news highlights. In addition, each Trainee will participate in a research translation/community engagement activity of their choice. Finally, trainees will have the opportunity to present their research at UA SRP Colloquium which is a mix of student speakers, motivational speakers, and invited research speakers. The ENVS 696P course is co-taught by UA SRP Director Dr. Raina Maier, Research Translation Core Director Dr. Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, Community Engagement Core Coordinator Denise Moreno Ramirez, and UA SRP Admin Rocio Estrella. To learn more about our trainees please visit: https://superfund.cals.arizona.edu/our-team/trainees .