MPA ESP

Workshops

 

The Workshops in Applied Earth Systems Management and in applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis are a key part of the curriculum in the Environmental Science and Policy program. The purpose of the workshops is to teach students how to integrate knowledge and organize an effort to solve an environmental policy problem. Students enroll in the workshop while completing the program’s Core Curriculum, and they are expected to integrate and apply the knowledge they have acquired of natural science, social science, policy studies, and management to policy problem-solving. In all three semesters, students work in groups under the supervision of a faculty member.

The summer and fall semester workshops emphasize management issues. Students explore a piece of proposed, but not yet enacted, state, federal, or local environmental law (or a treaty or U.N. resolution), and develop a plan to implement and manage the new program. In the summer, the workshop focuses on the science aspects of the management problem, while in the fall students work to complete the operational plan for implementing the program. In the spring semester, new groups are formed and students work on projects for real world governmental or nonprofit clients. The students complete the workshop by writing a report that analyzes an actual environmental policy or managerial problem faced by their client.

Presentations and Reports
  Fall 2013  
Summer 2013 Fall 2012 Spring 2013
Summer 2012 Fall 2011 Spring 2012
Summer 2011
Fall 2010 Spring 2011
Summer 2010 Fall 2009  Spring 2010
Summer 2009 Fall 2008 Spring 2009
Summer 2008 Fall 2007 Spring 2008
Summer 2007 Fall 2006 Spring 2007
Summer 2006 Fall 2005 Spring 2006
Summer 2005 Fall 2004 Spring 2005
Summer 2004 Fall 2003 Spring 2004