Foster Children

Foster Children is RDCEP's student group, humorously named after RDCEP's director, Ian Foster. Students ranging from high school interns through postdocs meet weekly to discuss relevant current events, present and evaluate their work, and learn from one another in a multidisciplinary environment. This quarter, our focus is on economic modeling in climate change.

While the group is composed primarily of students affiliated with RDCEP, it is open to anyone interested in attending. You can join the list host here. 

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

We're currently accepting applications from local undergraduate students to participate in summer research at RDCEP.  Please fill out this form, and email your transcript and resume to Radha Ramachandran, on or before April 14th. 

Students will conduct interdisciplinary research in the areas of climate and energy policy. We prefer those with skills in computer programming, statistics, web development / design, or communicating research results to the general public. 

For more information contact Radha Ramachandran.

Year-Round RA Positions

RDCEP offers hourly research assistantships and internships for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students, as well as opportunities under the Federal Work Study Program. Applications from non-student casuals with strong qualifications will also be considered.

If you're interested in working at RDCEP, please complete the online application here. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please let us know.

Teaching and Mentoring Opportunities

RDCEP's undergraduates have many opportunities to gain valuable teaching and mentoring experience, including assisting with our urban research classes, mentoring summer research projects, and educating the general public. Interested students should contact Seth Severns.




Workshops & Hackathons

RDCEP hosts regular workshop and hackathons designed to help students get started working with the environmental and economic data and models commonly used in Center research.  Recent events include  "Intro to environmental data hacking," "Discovery Engines: Climate Data and Tools."  and a workshop on computational economics.  We are looking for students who would like to suggest a topic, help organize an event or join the RDCEP team for the upcoming National Day of Civic Hacking.  If you want to be updated about our next workshop please join our mailing list[LINK]. If you'd like to get involved sign up here[LINK].