Diamondback reports on new $3 million grant for Global STEWARDS program
A new University of Maryland training program wants to transform graduate students into leaders on sustainability, the Diamondback reports.
The program, funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship (NRT) program, will establish a new graduate training and research program aimed at creating innovative and sustainable solutions for global food, energy and water systems. It will be called the UMD Global STEWARDS program, or STEM Training at the Nexus of Energy, WAter Reuse and FooD Systems, the Diamondback said.
"The goal is to establish an interdisciplinary STEM education model that will train students to work across the different fields that will be required for food, energy and water systems solutions," Dr. Amy Sapkota, the program's principal investigator and a professor of Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH), told the Diamondback.