The application for the 2020-2021 CWSN Mentorship Program is open!
We are currently seeking undergraduate/recently graduated students from Latin America and U.S. based mentors with graduate school or professional experience in the water sector.
Mentees will explore water-related career paths, increase scientific knowledge, define visions and aspirations, improve presentation and English language skills, and learn about graduate school.
For mentors, this is a great opportunity to build your leadership and communication skills, strengthen your resume, become more culturally aware, and network with other mentors from around the US.
Clean Water Science Network is a United States based 501c3 nonprofit organization started by University of Texas at Austin Environmental Engineering graduate students/alum. This is the fourth year of our mentoring program, which started with 6 mentees its' first year and grew to 35 mentees in the last session. Last year we had participants in the program from 27 different institutions!
Application Due Date: Midnight September 25, 2020 US Pacific Standard Time Notification of Acceptance: October 6, 2020 1st Webinar (if accepted): October 13, 2020 8 pm US Central Time
Due to the uncertainty associated with COVID-19, CWSN has created a new opportunity for undergraduates and recent graduates from Latin America instead of the SURE program this summer. This 𝗖𝗪𝗦𝗡 𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 provides funding for a community-based project, graduate school preparation (e.g., GRE or TOEFL classes), or any other academic activity.
Stay tuned for updates on these exceptionally bright and motivated awardees from México, Colombia, and Ecuador!
¡Felicitaciones a los ganadores!
Millions of people around the globe lack a safe and reliable supply of drinking water
Since challenges faced by developing communities are best understood by those who live them daily, we strongly believe that the best way to encourage change is to build capacity at a local level. Many remarkable organizations exist to facilitate development projects, but few educational opportunities focused on the fundamentals of water and sanitation sciences are available to those with limited experience. We aim to fill this gap via programs targeted to empower the community members with the tools to improve their quality of life.
We run a mentorship program between high school and undergraduate students in Latin America and graduate students in the US.
We lead educational workshops for high school and undergraduate students on water quality and treatment.
We facilitate and fundraise for education and research programs aimed at bringing students from developing communities to work at at top-tier universities in the US.
"If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in water." - Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey, 1957.
We love to meet new people wherever we go
We care about water resources in underserved communities