ERI, in partnership with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, UVA Career Center, and others, will host a three-hour research symposium for undergrad and grad students, postdocs, and faculty to promote ongoing and potential research advancing climate action. 


Opening remarks (10:00- 10:15)

ERI Associate Director, Leon Szeptycki will provide an overview of ERI’s portfolio and opportunities to engage our mission.


Panel discussion on Advancing Interdisciplinary Readiness (10:15- 11:15)

Three faculty will discuss the need for  capacity-building, offer insights from the field, and discuss opportunities to advance climate action through interdisciplinarity.

Project-based Learning Presentations (11:15- 12:00)

Learn about sustainability-related project-based learning opportunities at UVA and the impact students can create by participating in them. UVA alumni and community members will share sustainability-related projects that UVA students can contribute to this summer. These project-based learning experiences are a great opportunity for UVA students to gain real-world experience, build relationships with alumni, and create positive change in the world. Regardless of your major, you can participate in one of the Climate Ambition project-based learning experiences! For most projects, students will be paid to work on a small student team with a dedicated alumni mentor to support learning and growth.  

Example Projects Include:

  • Fish and Climate Change Database – U.S. Geological Survey
  • Cville Methane Detection System Strategy – Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy – The Climate Registry
  • Carbon Cost Calculation – Rotunda Solutions


Virtual Exhibition (12:00- 1:00)

Faculty, students (graduate and undergraduate), and UVA staff are invited to exhibit a Research for Action poster on how they are translating university knowledge into action. All fields of study and research-based knowledge are welcome. During the exhibition session the entire university community, including alumni and community partners, are invited to “walk around”, viewing and asking questions of presenters.

Turning university knowledge into action

Register for the Symposium

 Registration is closed for this event
This one day event features a speaker panel, student projects, and mentorship opportunities.
March 31st, 2021 10:00 AM through  2:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
United States