[Taxacom] Graduate Assistantships Available-University of North Dakota, Earth System Science and Policy

Rodney S. Hanley rshanley at aero.und.edu
Tue Jan 8 12:01:12 CST 2008

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Graduate Student Research Assistantships (Master of Environmental
Management) Available at the University of North Dakota, Department of Earth
System Science and Policy


The Department of Earth System Science and Policy at the University of North
Dakota has numerous openings for students seeking a Masters of Environmental
Management.  Financial support is available to qualifying applicants, which
generally includes a graduate research assistantship and tuition waiver.
Funding for assistantships is provided through a sizable grant from NASA,
and students receiving an assistantship work on a wide variety of research
and applications projects.


The Earth System Science and Policy (ESSP) program is organized around the
field of environmental sustainability and offers three degrees: Master of
Environmental Management, M.S., and Ph.D.  Sustainability science has
emerged as an intellectually exciting, growing discipline that is a driving
concept for major scientific and environmental policy efforts around the
globe.  By bridging theory with practice, global and local perspectives, and
scientific and social disciplines, sustainability science seeks to meet the
needs of society while sustaining the life support systems of the planet.
The mission of the ESSP program is to provide an integrated and creative
learning environment that fosters intellectual growth, critical thinking,
and practical engagement in research and management of the Earth systems and
resources.  The ESSP program is a thematic one, emphasizing practical
experience, student-centered learning, integration of knowledge across
traditional disciplinary boundaries, and active dialogue both in and outside
the classroom.


The MEM degree program is a professional degree for those seeking careers as
environmental policymakers.  Graduates of the MEM program will have a
comprehensive knowledge of the principles of environmental and natural
resource management, acquired through practical experience in an internship.
ESSP alumni with MEM degrees have accepted jobs with private industry,
non-profit organizations, and government agencies.


The University of North Dakota is located in Grand Forks, ND (146 miles to
Winnipeg, MB, 315 miles to Minneapolis, MN, and 80.9 miles to Fargo, ND).
Some curious facts about Grand Forks include: 1) GF ranks 2nd least
expensive city to own and maintain a car, 2) GF ranks as the 6th best small
city in the U.S. for relocating a family, 3) GF is ranked 12th out of 117
cities for the most safe small cities in the country, 4) GF is in the top 10
list of cheapest cities for car insurance, 5) the population of GF is
53,230, 6) the city area of GF, including an international airport, is 20.36
square miles, 7) the cost of living in GF is 19.5% lower than the U.S.
average, 8) the unemployment rate in GF is 2.5% (U.S. average is around
4.6%), 9) there are about 14 students per teaching in GF public schools, and
10) the median age of GF residents is 32.


For more information, see the following websites:


The University of North Dakota: www.und.edu

The UND Graduate School: http://www.und.edu/dept/grad/

UND Earth System Science and Policy: http://essp.und.edu/

Grand Forks Visitors Bureau: http://www.visitgrandforks.com/main.php


For students who are interested in applying, see:
http://www.und.edu/dept/grad/.  There is no hard deadline for applications;
however, early applications will receive top priority for admission.


If you have questions, feel free to contact me.  Thank you.


---Rod Hanley



Rodney S. Hanley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

University of North Dakota

Department of Earth System Science and Policy

Clifford Hall, Stop 9011

Grand Forks, ND 58202-9011

Phone: 701-777-3909

Fax: 701-777-2940

E-mail: rshanley at aero.und.edu


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