Superfund Research Program
Research Experience and Training Coordination Core
The UA SBRP program Training Core partially supports five graduate students ($11,000K/yr) representing five of the research projects. They have recently been able to supplement this support from the University of Arizona Water Sustainability Program to add two more Training Core students for a total of seven. A highlight of this Core is the monthly SBRP Colloquium at which either a Training Core student or an invited speaker presents. This Colloquium stimulates student-faculty interaction among the Biomedical and Environmental Science and Engineering projects. The Colloquium is also used to provide highlights of project and research translation successes and future possibilities for leveraging UA SBRP research. Invited speakers for this year have included the Director of the UA Water Resources Research Center, two faculty that are being considered as new members of the UA SBRP, and a sabbatical seminar from a UA-SBRP project leader.
The success of the Training Core is indicated by the placement of UA students in academic positions in leading institutions or joining industry or government in positions that directly affect health and water and environmental quality.