The Center for Regional Climate Studies (CRCS) participates in a number of outreach and workforce development programs as part of INSPIRE ND in the hopes that its research efforts will benefit as broad a range of people as possible.
Graduate, Undergraduate, and Tribal College Opportunities:
- CRCS works with university and regional groups to offer research opportunities through the ND EPSCoR sponsored Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE).
- CRCS takes part in Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Graduate Student Research Assistantship (GSRA) programs that focus on current students or graduates of Dickinson State, Valley City State, Minot State, and Mayville State Universities, as well as Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish University, Sitting Bull College, Turtle Mountain Community College, and United Tribes Technical College.
- CRCS participates in other ND EPSCoR supported programs meant to help UND students further their interests in research, like the Advanced Undergraduate Research Awards (AURA), Doctoral Dissertation Assistantship (DDA), and Directed Mentorship programs.
- No matter which North Dakota college or university students attended, they should be aware that they may be eligible to participate in the Students in Technology Transfer and Research (STTAR) program that builds relationships between UND, NDSU, and businesses in North Dakota.
Citizen Science Grid:
From Tweets to wildlife video to DNA, Citizen Science Grid projects seek volunteers from the general public to devote their time or computer resources to solve real-world problems. They create opportunities for researchers to work with K-12 students. CRCS is also working on projects that will be available through Citizen Science Grid.