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.
IFER is a student-run forum to facilitate collaboration between students from different disciplines sharing a common interest in contemporary and historical environmental issues and how they intersect with social/economic/political networks. The outcome of each meeting will be to further a particular project, workshop a particular problem, or develop individual skill set as researchers and writers. IFER students will set the goal for each academic year by the end of Fall Quarter, and will entail one or more projects with a specific interdisciplinary research or public outreach component. These projects may include but are not limited to publications, white papers, public workshops and forums, op-eds, documentary shorts, and/or public campaigns. The projects will be designed to further develop our individual skills both as academics and engaged citizens within our communities. In addition, we will periodically collaborate with faculty to select various speakers with whom to host informal conversations that will provide insight, critical feedback, and constructive comments regarding these ongoing projects. At the end of each academic year, we will see concrete returns on the project of our choice, as determined in dialogue with our faculty mentors.
Spring 2019 – IFER will be a series of 1 hour weekly meeting.
Student Coordinators for 2018-2019
- Brandon Gay (Anthropology – unable to participate in the fall quarter)
- Clint Edwards (SIO)
- Wesley Howden (Economics)
- Erica Ferrer (SIO)
Coordinators in training for 2019-2020
Adam Soliman (Economics)
Luke Stroth (Anthropology )
Kendall Chancellor (SIO)
Natalia Erazo (SIO)
Jordan Dinardo (SIO)
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/