Science Justice Summer School 2024, Northwest Climate Resilience Collaborative
The Science Justice Summer School will run for two weeks from July 10, 2024 to July 24, 2024. It is our aim that this two-week program will increase participants' understanding and knowledge of a variety of concepts, theories, frameworks and case studies as well as expand participants' networks. Participants are expected to commit to full day in-person learnings, activities and field trips.
The summer school invites second-year master’s students, Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral fellows from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields as well as those in the social sciences and humanities. Students and postdoctoral fellows must be affiliated with the University of Washington or other accredited institution.
The Summer School is hosted by the Northwest Climate Resilience Collaborative, a NOAA-funded program housed at the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group. The Summer School is supported by the University of Washington’s EarthLab.
The 2024 Summer School is a pilot program for the Northwest Climate Resilience Collaborative’s Science Justice Academy. Participants will be encouraged to provide feedback during the Summer School to inform future Science Justice Academy programs.
Summer school participants will come away with: (1) a better understanding of what social, climate and environmental justice means at multiple scales and contexts; (2) knowledge of the theories, tools, and practices to deconstruct unequal power relations that historically and up-to-the-present mediate relationships between academia and communities; and (3) a community and professional network of justice-oriented scientists who are committed to solidarity-based relationships within their research scholarship.
The curriculum is intended to give breadth and depth to participants. While some sections may be familiar to participants (based on their previous personal or professional experiences), we hope that the coursework will cover a diversity of topics that introduces new ideas, research and work to all participants. Topics may include: intersectionality, systems of oppression, climate and environmental justice, knowledge systems, economics and degrowth, design and planning, community-driven scholarship and more.
Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2024. Please use our Google Form to fill out the application.
The Science Justice Summer School application is divided into two sections. To have a full application for our review please complete all required basic questions (such as your name and contact information) in the first section. In the second section, please upload the necessary application materials, including a one-page (single-spaced) statement of interest in response to the provided prompt. There is also a short answer question separate from the prompt. Make sure to upload your written response as a Microsoft Word or PDF file as well as your most recent resume or CV.