Transdisciplinary Research and Education for Air and Water Resources Solutions in Coastal Communities

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Job Description

The newly NSF-Funded Graduate Research Traineeship Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is seeking highly motivated graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D. students) to participate in the project titled "Transdisciplinary Research and Education for Air and Water Resources Solutions in Coastal Communities (TREAWS)".

The goal of the TREAWS program is to educate a new generation of environmental professionals to master skills in data science, be equipped with professional and communication skills, and apply those skills in a transdisciplinary framework to address environmental sustainability issues. TREAWS envisions future environmental professionals as global leaders in effectively integrating knowledge from different disciplines to meet the burgeoning challenges to sustain and enhance the quality of life across regions.

Successful student applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, and they must be accepted and enrolled as full-time students in one of our M.S. or Ph.D. STEM programs.

The highlights of our program are:
1. $34,000 for one year
2. Tuition support for one year
3. Academic Skills Preparation (data science course, certificate, webinar/ seminars, and transdisciplinary data-driven research)
4. Professional Skills Development (communication, teamwork, ethics, and leadership)
5. Humanitarian Service-Learning Experience (real-world experiences, industrial/research-based internships, community outreach and
6. Student leverage support to complete their graduate studies.

Please send your resume and a copy of your transcripts to:
Jianhong Jennifer Ren, NRT PI (email:, and
David Ramirez, NRT Co-PI (email: