PhD Student/Research Assistant in Community-Centered Large-Scale Solar Energy @ Michigan State

PhD Student/Research Assistant in Community-Centered Large-Scale Solar Energy: Fully Funded!

The Energy Values Lab in the Department of Community Sustainability https://www.canr.msu.edu/csus/ (CSUS) at Michigan State University https://msu.edu/ seeks one highly motivated PhD student to begin study in Spring or Fall 2022 and assist with a new research project focusing on community-centered large-scale solar development in the US. This project will involve conducting case studies and interviews in existing large-scale solar communities, assisting with surveys, classifying large-scale solar sites, and analyzing and disseminating data. The research will be both quantitative and qualitative and will incorporate a community-based participatory research (CBPR) and structured decision-making https://www.usgs.gov/centers/pwrc/science/structured-decision-making?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects (SDM) approach.

CSUS is an interdisciplinary department that addresses contemporary issues of sustainability in agriculture, recreation, natural resources, energy, and the environment. Consistent with its mission to assist in the development of sustainable communities, the department offers offers two graduate majors: Community

Please email Assistant Professor Doug Bessette for more information about this position: bessett6@msu.edu mailto:bessett6@msu.edu

Please apply here https://www.canr.msu.edu/csus/graduate/prospective_students/. The application period opens September 1, 2021.


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