IFER – Interdisciplinary Forum on Environmental Research

IFER provides a dedicated space for consistent interaction to integrate different disciplinary vocabularies and cultures to accelerate cross-disciplinary research to address common problems related to environmental degradation.  The student led forum fosters a sense of community to develop interdisciplinary collaboration and communication across campus.  The Forum is a collaboration between CMBC and the UCSD Center for Humanities and COLEF (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte) and meets every other week at a different location.
This is a 2 unit course (SIOB269 Interdisciplinary Forum) with a rotating faculty lead. All PIER students are required to take this course for credit as part of the specialization degree.

Coordinators for 2018-2019

Coordinators in training

Adam Soliman (Economics)
Luke Stroth (Anthropology )
Kendall Chancellor (SIO)
Natalia Erazo (SIO)
Jordan Dinardo (SIO)

Next Meeting Winter 2019:
January 10 or 11 PIER students only with Rashid Sumalia and Sheila Walsh  – Date and time TBD
January 22 – Planning meeting for Spring quarter with Mark Jacobsen
February 5 – Invited guest – Hanna Garth – Social Justice
February 19 –  Discussion with Rishi Sugla and ?

Faculty leaders for 2018-2019
Fall 2018 –  Geoff Brasswell (Anthropology)
Winter 2019 – Ayelet Gneezy  (Rady)
Spring 2019 – Mark Jacobsen (Economics)

Faculty leaders for 2019-2020
Fall – 2019  – Lisa Levin (SIO)
Winter -2020 – Joel Watson (Economics)
Spring 2020 – Jon Shurin (Biology)

IFER Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/367015083436543/