NW CASC Fellowship Program

David Laurence, a former NW CSC Graduate Fellow, is now a Program Officer at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Photo courtesy of David Laurence
David Laurence, a former NW CASC Graduate Fellow, is now a Program Officer at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Photo courtesy of David Laurence

List of Fellows   Projects

The NW CASC promotes broad participation in climate science by supporting diverse young scientists through its NW CASC Graduate Fellowship program. The NW CASC Fellowship experience prepares students from a variety of scientific backgrounds to work across disciplines by familiarizing them with other forms of knowledge, and by improving their ability to communicate about their work with a range of audiences. The end goal is to better prepare the next generation of scientists to take on a set of climate-related challenges and opportunities that are best addressed collaboratively.

As part of their training, all NW CASC Fellows attend Climate Boot Camp and present and facilitate at the annual Northwest Climate Conference.

To date, 22 graduate students have received fellowships from the NW CASC, supporting work ranging from evaluating the impacts of expanding ranges for invasive fish on native salmon to assessing likely climate impacts on transportation infrastructure. See the graduate fellow profiles below for more information about the range of scientists supported through the NW CASC’s Graduate Fellowship program.