Education and Research in Water and Environment: Collaboration Between Minority and Majority Institutions

by Neil S. Grigg, Colorado State Univ, Ft Collins, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems

Abstract: In 1992, a consortium of minority institutions (WREMCON) was formed to match expanding interest in environment with student interest to solve environmental problems and help with the nation's employment and training problems. WREMCON has formed committees to work in six areas: research and development, curriculum development, student and faculty development, pre-college issues, training and information resources, and partnerships. It has momentum and much to offer; its next step is to work on increasing minority access to educational programs, develop minority faculty and professionals, enhance the participation of HBCUs and MIs in research and development, and support minority small businesses. There is strong interest among federal agencies and the nongovernmental and private sectors. Concepts are needed for specific projects and programs, and organizational initiatives to move them along.

Subject Headings: Students | Environmental issues | Training | Research and development | Faculty | Water resources | Engineering education

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