New Climate Change Fellow

Richard Catrambone, Professor, School of Psychology accepted in inaugural class of Climate Change Fellows at Georgia Tech.

The Climate Change Fellows Program builds on the model of the ongoing Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) Fellows Program, which fosters interdisciplinary learning communities by bringing together diverse stakeholders from on- and off-campus that meet for one semester to examine key themes related to sustainable community-building.

The Climate Change Fellows Program will advance the work of the Global Change Task Force of 15 faculty convened by President Emeritus Wayne Clough during AY 2016-2017, which identified avenues for education and research activities in the climate change arena, motivating the creation of the new Global Change Program by Provost Bras. The Fellows Program will leverage these activities by engaging ~20 faculty dedicated to advancing Georgia Tech’s capacity in both climate change education and research. Fellows will self-select into two working groups focused on the education and research missions and are welcome to be part of both working groups, if they so desire.

The Education Working Group will develop recommendations for modules, classes, and academic support structures – including a combined Energy and Climate Minor – to teach students about the social, scientific, and technical aspects of climate change and engage in using their disciplinary training to develop solutions. The Research Working Group will identify shared interests among the Fellows in the area of climate change and work on teams to explore ideas that: 1) are solutions-oriented; 2) have high potential for regional impact and connection to real-world projects and partners, 3) bring together diverse faculty, and 4) have high visibility and funding potential.