Education, Diversity and Workforce Development

Education, Diversity and Workforce Development

Outreach, training, and education

The SRN will anchor innovative educational programs offered across the whole network that will engage students, practitioners, and the public-at-large in hands-on, action-oriented learning in various cities. Our planned activities include:


Urban Farming & Solar Power
  • An innovative interdisciplinary graduate certificate program on Integrated Infrastructure Solutions for Sustainable, Healthy and Livable Cities – for students at all nine SRN universities, connecting environmental sciences, infrastructure engineering, urban planning, social sciences, public affairs, and public health.
  • The certificate will include an opening Fall interdisciplinary research workshop, an online Spring course on measuring environmental, health and livability (EHL) that will be offered across the network, and a hands-on summer school exploring infrastructure solutions in our partner cities. The certificate will connect graduate students across all SRN partner universities with K-12 Teachers and classrooms.
  • The summer school component of the certificate will engage Native American¬†students from a network of tribal colleges from the undergraduate level to graduate degrees.
  • Professional Training workshops on design and implementation of coupled social-infrastructural solutions, to be held annually, in collaboration with our industry, city and policy partner organizations (listed on the Policy & Action page).

Educational partners

SRN Workshop

  • All nine SRN universities
  • Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics & Computing (CEISMC), Georgia Institute of Technology
  • North Star STEM Alliance
  • American Geoscience Alliance
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates on Sustainable Land and Water Resources
  • STEM Education Center, University of Minnesota