Apply to Penn State Drawdown Scholars

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The Penn State College of Engineering is seeking talented applicants for its Drawdown Scholars program taking place this summer from June 1 – Aug. 4, 2022 on the Penn State University Park campus.*

Commonly seen as the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, the Drawdown mission seeks to pursue a practical, solutions-oriented path ahead for action on climate change. The Penn State Drawdown Scholars program supports that mission by training students in:
• Technical, ecological, and social solutions for climate mitigation
• Climate communication
• Environmental law and policy
• Leadership and professional development
• Team-based project development
• Global engagement

Drawdown Scholars will be paired with Penn State faculty mentors according to their mutual interests to conduct laboratory, field, and/or modeling research to advance Drawdown strategies for reversing global warming in several topics, including:
• Electricity
• Food, Agriculture, and Land Use
• Industry
• Transportation
• Buildings
• Land Sinks
• Coastal and Ocean Sinks
• Engineered Sinks
• Health and Education
• Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Program Details
• Program dates: June 1 – Aug. 4, 2022
• Student stipend: $600/week
• On-campus housing provided*
• Travel reimbursement up to $400*
*Please note: This program is planned as an in-person research experience, but the format may shift to virtual or hybrid depending on safety and health regulations pertaining to COVID-19. Updates will be made here. For more information about how Penn State is responding to COVID-19, please visit the University’s website.

Questions? Learn more here.

Encourage Students to Apply!
• Open to undergraduate students in any major who are interested in Drawdown’s mission to reverse global warming
• Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or U.S. territories if not a full-time student at Penn State
• Must be at least 18 years of age with plans to graduate in December 2022 or later
• U.S. students from groups traditionally under-represented in STEM, including women, underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ+ students, first-generation college students, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply

Apply by Feb. 15.