The William & Mary Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) project assembled a multi-disciplinary team of faculty facilitators to guide a class of diverse doctoral and master’s students from the natural and physical coastal, marine and environmental sciences, engineering, design, and social and economic sciences.
An innovative workshop series trained students in the principles of team science, collaborative leadership, and effective self-reflective tools and strategies to improve teamwork.
Texas A&M University-Kingsville is piloting and testing transformative approaches to develop and improve engineering graduate students’ ability to conduct transdisciplinary research. This research is needed to reach sustainable solutions respecting the interdependence of natural, social, and engineering systems on local and trans-local scales that resonate globally.
This project brings researchers and graduate students from different fields of study to share spaces, conversations, analyses, scholarship, research approaches, methods, questions, and solutions through workshops and service learning projects.
Transdisciplinary Research in Graduate Engineering Education
Communicating across Disciplines
University of Minnesota Duluth’s program provided an interdisciplinary first-year sequence structured with active learning and “doing” rather than “listening”. Students in this sequence work mostly as teams, advancing their own skill sets while assisting others to advance theirs.Flipping a Foundational Interdisciplinary Graduate Curriculum While Strengthening Connections Outside Academia