HHH Ph.D. student Tong organizes student-led urban sustainability workshop


Humphrey School STEP program (https://www.hhh.umn.edu/research-centers/center-science-technology-and-environmental-policy) Ph.D. candidate Kangkang Tong organized an NSF-RCN workshop with the help from HHH Urban & Regional Planning (https://www.hhh.umn.edu/areas-expertise/urban-regional-planning) Ph.D. student Jueyu Wang.

The NSF-RCN workshop on interdisciplinary urban sustainability careers was held at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs from August 7-9, 2017. This was a student-led workshop, organized by Ph.D. students Kangkang (KK) Tong from the University of Minnesota and Kate Wassel from Florida State University. They invited 15 professors and professionals with doctoral degrees to share their experience in interdisciplinary collaboration, career development in academia and industries/governmental sectors/NGOs, as well as how to begin their own businesses. These invited speakers came from different educational backgrounds, generally covering engineering, natural sciences, and public affairs.  

 To maximally integrate the needs of career development from various educational degrees, KK and Kate also invited Ph.D. students, Jueyu (Olivia) Wang (Urban Planning), Raj M. Lal (Civil and Environmental Engineering), and Daniel Costie (Public Policy) to form a student committee.

In total 31 students and post-docs from 18 domestic and international universities/institutes, participated in this workshop. Attendees came from various educational degree programs, including civil and environmental engineering, environmental science, geography, public affairs, urban affairs, and urban planning.

The Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Humphrey School hosted this event.
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