Ohio, United States
AUIS and Miami University have partnered to establish a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) pilot program in freshwater science and policy in the Tigris River basin. The program is being funded by a grant from the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science program. The REU pilot program will combine a new curriculum with hands-on research and exchange opportunities to teach and train AUIS students in the first stages of becoming scientific and policy experts on Iraqi water issues. The grant provides resources to enhance experiential learning through hands-on research and students that complete the new curriculum, which includes courses such as: Freshwater Science, Water Policy, and Water in Iraq: Past, Present and Future, will have the opportunity to pursue original research on water in Sulaimani or travel to Miami University to develop projects focused on freshwater science and development in Iraq.