"[The NSF Research Traineeship at] BU URBAN allows me to work with researchers in different disciplines and community members. I truly believe it's going to allow me to do what I want in the future, which is really work at this nexus of communities, environment and public health, in a way that's actually going to inform policy and change people's lives."
- Trainee Beth Haley
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Learn about some of NSF's Research Traineeships
Saving vital ocean reefs
As climate change continues to threaten coastal communities and ecosystems, there's never been a more critical time to understand the impact of human activity on coastlines. NRT Strong Coasts is nurturing a new generation of STEM researchers to do just that.
Environmental challenges and urban communities
Urban communities increasingly face environmental challenges. That's why BU URBAN trainees pursue research to develop interdisciplinary solutions in partnership with organizations that play critical roles in supporting environmental and community health.
Food-energy-water security in Indigenous communities
Indige-FEWSS is developing the next generation of scientists and engineers to work with and within Indigenous communities to address food-energy-water challenges by creating a diverse workforce with intercultural awareness.