Drawdown R-E-U. Penn State Research Experiences for Undergraduates

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Program Overview

Penn State is partnering with Project Drawdown to explore and enhance “the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.” The Drawdown mission seeks to clarify a positive solutions-oriented path ahead for action on climate change. By working with researchers from across the world, the team has already identified 100 of the most substantive solutions to address climate change.

The Penn State Drawdown Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (Drawdown Scholars) supports the Drawdown mission by training students in:

  • Technical, ecological, and social strategies to reverse global warming
  • Environmental policy
  • Science communication
  • Professional development

Drawdown Scholars will work closely with Penn State faculty mentors and their respective graduate students to conduct laboratory, field, and/or modeling research to advance Drawdown strategies for reversing global warming in the following topic areas:

  • Buildings
  • Coastal and Ocean Sinks
  • Electricity
  • Engineered Sinks
  • Food, Agriculture, and Land Use
  • Health and Education
  • Industry
  • Land Sinks
  • Transportation

View the work of previous Drawdown Scholars »