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Case Study of Interdisciplinary Student Research Teams: Factors, Outcomes, and Lessons Learned

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The National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center within the Center for Science of Information is a community of practice for young scholars around the emerging field of science of information. It is located at several schools across the nation, including, but not limited to, The University of Hawaii-Manoa, Texas A&M, M.I.T., Howard, and UC Berkeley. There are informal and formal pathways for student collaboration. Informal ways include conferences, summer schools, annual center meetings, and CSol Member in our center network. Formal collaboration pathways include faculty "seed" projects, co-advisors, student training workshops, and student-led research project teams. Brent T. Ladd, the director of Education for the Center for Science of Information at Purdue discusses the impact that this program had on the students. He determined that there is a significant positive relationship between the student collaborators.

Brent T. Ladd, Director of Education, Center for Science of Information, Purdue University

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Team building


collaboration, student, conferences

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  • Learn about the field of team science: history, theory and concepts
  • Establish or maintain effective team science endeavors
  • Enhance team performance, interactions, and attitudes
  • Provide institutional support for team science
  • Provide training for team science to team members or students
  • Conduct research on/evaluate team science
  • Engage community partners in your scientific team


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Resource created by Jamie Fleishman on 6/25/2018 2:29:15 PM.

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