Innovation grant funding international partnership

Mississippi State is one of 14 higher education institutions awarded an Innovation Fund grant through the Marlene M. Johnson Innovation Challenge, sponsored by NAFSA and CAF Development Bank of Latin American as part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative in partnership with Partners of America, the U.S. Department of State and NAFSA. The project’s goal is to develop a bilateral exchange study abroad program that advances coastal and climate sciences in the Bahamas.

MSU, partnering with the University of the Bahamas and the University of West Indies-Open Campus, strives to enhance existing MSU faculty-led study abroad programs by establishing the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network -- a climate citizen science program. It also creates pathways for students to gain deeper understanding of global climate and marine environmental changes and how those processes affect coastal communities.

John Rodgers, professor and interim department head of geosciences, developed the bilateral exchange project designed to engage the community and students to further environmental awareness.

Madison Poole | International Institute

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