ASU program to develop next generation of STEM leaders
Motivated by the increasing demand for well-rounded scientists and engineers capable of understanding the global social, political and economic contexts in which their work is embedded, the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University presents the Science Diplomacy & Leadership Program.
The program will equip early-career researchers with broader knowledge and skills currently lacking in graduate STEM programs, such as cross-cultural communication, policy understanding, interpersonal skills, teamwork and leadership development.
The program seeks applicants from Latin America and the Caribbean for its first edition, June 21-30 at ASU in Washington, D.C. Early-career scientists and engineers seeking to broaden their scientific and technical training to have a positive impact on their countries and on the region are invited to apply.
Designed as an immersion experience, the course combines academic lectures by leading U.S. and Latin American thought leaders, field visits, professional development workshops, networking opportunities and leadership training. Participants will learn about key transnational and regional challenges and opportunities related to science, technology, environment and health in the Americas, and develop the necessary skills and practical tools to work across borders, cultures and disciplines to become agents of change in their countries and in the region.
For information about the course curriculum, fees and application materials, visit cspo.org/science-diplomacy-leadership-program. Governments, universities, multilateral organizations and foundations interested in becoming scholarship sponsors can contact Marga Gual Soler, program coordinator, at Marga.Gual@asu.edu.