Science Training & Research to Inform DEcisions (STRIDE)

STRIDE is an innovative training program that will provide STEM graduate students with unique interdisciplinary skills to assist, create, and eventually lead in the translation of complex data-enabled research into informed decisions and sound policies. In addition to training in cutting-edge data analytics and visualization, STRIDE includes the trans-disciplinary skills of decision support including science communication, understanding the perspectives of various stakeholders, and translating scientific uncertainty, that are too often not explicitly taught. This end-to-end training program aims to transcend traditional graduate education by integrating multiple disciplines and novel training elements that span spatial data, advanced visual data analytics, high-performance and data-centric computing, a science discipline, communication including interpersonal skills and modern media, decision making, and relevant internships.

The departments involved are: Applied Math, Biomedical InformaticsComputer ScienceEcology & Evolution, Journalism, and Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

The centers/institutes involved are: IACS, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC), Alda Center for Communicating Science, Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), Center for Smart Energy Technologies (SET), and Center for Visual Computing (CVC).




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Communicating Science


Climate Change and Coastal Resilience
Marine Resource Management
Tracking and Targeting Illegal Deforestation
Powering the Smart Grid through Data Infrastructure