Explore Food-Energy-Water-Systems (FEWS) topics and engage in activities to prepare for a professional career in industry, consulting, academia, government, and non-profit organizations by participating in the CE 397 FEWS Seminar.
This peer-directed seminar course primarily focuses on four broad topics: 1) civic engagement, 2) venture development, 3) education outreach, and 4) career development. The course offers experiential learning opportunities and projects to help improve knowledge of FEWS, as well skills in communication, working with stakeholders, networking, entrepreneurship, and mentorship.
Recent seminar topics include:
- Three Minute Thesis
- Career Exploration Panels with UT Alumni
- Appropriate Technology for Development: Water and Energy Challenges for Agriculture in Africa
- Networking Do’s and Don’ts
- Tips for Communicating Research
- Making an Elevator Pitch
- Field trips to Urban Roots Farm, La Loma Community Solar Farm, Pecan Street Inc., and Central Texas Food Bank
- Designing Your Thesis – discussion & panel with UT Faculty
- Agroecology and Public Policy
- Cultural Competency Training
- Stem Technology Development
- Soils and Climate Change
Course prerequisites include graduate standing and interest in topics above.