Public Understanding of Science and Climate Change

"Public  Understanding of Science and Climate Change"

About the project:
Public understanding of science, especially in regards to global issues like climate change, is important for public action and social change. In this research project we will be working with interview and survey data from individuals locally and across the country. The aim of this research is to better measure and grasp public understanding of science and climate change, with the intent of eventually crafting more effective communication materials. This project will include assisting the professor with literature investigation, survey and interview design, data collection, and analysis.

The Freshman Research Associate Program at Eckerd College honors academically outstanding students with awards of up to $1,000. The program also provides the opportunity, during the freshman year, for the award winners to work closely with a sponsor (faculty or administrative personnel) on a project of mutual interest. Associates might assist with research for faculty publication or new courses, conduct scientific experiments, work with creative artists, or develop projects related to any phase of the academic, cultural, and social life of the college. Scholars are selected on the basis of achievement in high school and on the creativity and depth of responses to items on this application.​

Online submission due no later than February 1, 2017.

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