PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES

J-WAFS SUMMER UROP

Contribute to a report on the affect of climate change on agriculture, water and food security

Seeking undergraduates interested in environmental sciences, climate change, and/or agriculture!     

In May 2018, J-WAFS produced a 2-day workshop gathering global experts from a variety of fields to discuss the potential results of the pressures that climate change is projected to place on agriculture and food production.  The expert workshop was an effort to map what is known and unknown about this issue from a cross-disciplinary perspective.  This summer, the results of the workshop will be compiled and developed into a culminating report intended to identify research priorities for future work and inform policy and funding decisions.

J-WAFS is seeking an undergraduate to assist in this process by:

  • Conducting background research;
  • Perform literature searches;
  • Develop a bibliography;
  • Identify authoritative sources that can document the state-of-the-art knowledge and gaps;
  • Perform other duties as required

Work will include compilation, organization and synthesis of texts on food systems, climate change, plant physiology, and adaptation.   All contributions will be clearly acknowledged in this report.

A more detailed description of the position is available via the UROP website. Visit this link and search for “Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab”.

Schedule and Location: This is a part-time position paid on an hourly basis. We expect the student to commit to working between four and 10 hours per week for six to eight weeks. The student must be local to campus during this period, but it may also be possible to occasionally work remotely from an off-campus location.

Questions?  Contact Jasmine Edo, financial and project coordinator at J-WAFS, at jedo@mit.edu.