Fellow Cranmer wins NSF grant for workshop series

Date Posted: 
Monday, October 3, 2016

IGERT Fellow and Industrial Engineering PhD student Zana Cranmer has received an NSF Supplement grant to run a series of workshops at UMass related to science and technology policy.  The proposal was written in collaboration with Professors Erin Baker of MIE and Charlie Schweik, the interim director of the new School of Public Policy. The workshops will help develop connections between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields and the School of Public Policy.  Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to explore how policy relates to science and vice versa and gain some experience participating in different parts of the science policy-making process.  The workshops will lay the foundation for future curriculum development to support students in cross-disciplinary learning and research.