This summer, eight undergraduate students from Dublin City University (DCU) and the University of Notre Dame will partner for a new research exchange program focused on water policy and climate adaptation.
Student teams located at Notre Dame and DCU will work for eight weeks to examine the potential co-benefits and challenges arising from management of water bodies, riparian zones and green spaces in both locations.
"This is a great opportunity for our students to work in a multidisciplinary, international team on a research project that will have a real impact on the future of both cities," said Susan Hegarty, head, DCU School of History and Geography.
"We are really excited about this international collaboration. This is the first year of what will be a very fruitful project between the two universities and student groups," said Danielle Wood, project director, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN).
The four participating DCU students have completed their first year in the BA in Climate and Environmental Sustainability (BCES) which is one of the 10 new programmes in the 4-year DCU Futures project.
BCES students Leo Carroll and Aaron McNiffe will travel to South Bend, Indiana to work with Notre Dame students Maggie Barrett (Economics & Global Affairs) and Daniel Ringrose (Civil Engineering) and be mentored by Danielle Wood and Brian Wanbaugh at the Environmental Change Initiative.
Notre Dame students Kyle Bass (Economics and Global Affairs) and Brendan McFeely (Political Science and Classics) will travel to Dublin, Ireland to work with BCES students Katherine Molloy and Natalia Rembas and be mentored by Darren Clarke and Susan Hegarty.
University of Notre Dame
- Danielle Wood, Project Director, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative, University of Notre Dame
- Eimear Clowry, Senior Associate Director, University of Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway
- Maggie Arriola, Assistant Director for Internships and Communications, University of Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway
- Professor Lisa Looney, DCU Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar
- Blánaid White, Dean of Strategic Learning Innovation in DCU
- Prof Derek Hand, Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Darren Clarke, School of History and Geography
- Susan Hegarty, Associate Professor in the School of History and Geography
- Leo Carroll
- Aaron McNiffe
- Katherine Molloy
- Natalia Rembas