"TIE created a space for my interdisciplinary research on art, science and the environment. The expansive research platform allowed me to engage in work critical to the field and to my own professional goals--this experience was irreplaceable. "
-Isabel Beavers, TIE Fellow AY 2017 - 2018
"My dissertation involves an analysis of national climate funds in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, and Indonesia. The TIE Travel Grant Award was vital in allowing me to complete my field work."
- Rishi Bhandary, Ph.D. in International Environment and Resource Policy
Our Students by Program
TIE hosts nearly 50 students through various programs and internships. TIE students represent every school, both graduate and undergraduate, at Tufts University. With diverse backgrounds and academic interests, TIE students are a perfect representation of our interdisciplinary environmental mission.
The newly launched Sustainable Water Management (SWM) Master's Degree Program is an interdisciplinary experience, focused on addressing water-related problems domestically and internationally. This intensive 12-month program offers classes in a wide variety of departments such as Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Economics, and Biology. After two semesters of course work, students complete a 10 week summer practicum in a water-related discipline of their choice.
SWM students come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, ranging from environmental science to air pollution to law. The current SWM cohort features students from 5 different countries. To learn more about individual SWM students, click on their photos below.
The TIE Environmental Research Fellowship is a unique opportunity for students to pursue independent environmental research within their own area of interest. Students receive faculty mentorship from two separate departments in hopes of gaining an interdisciplinary perspective on their research topic. TIE Fellows receive up to $5,000 to support their research.
In 2018, TIE hosted it's first all-female cohort. The current cohort of 12 represents students from all of Tufts graduate schools, including for the first time the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Projects range from housing inequality and environmental impacts in New Orleans to the necessity of otter crossings in Florida to safer energy storage methods. To learn more about individual TIE Fellows, click on their photos below.
The Water: Systems, Science & Society (WSSS) graduate certificate is an interdisciplinary certificate program open to any Tufts graduate students. Over the course of this two year program, students enroll in an interdisciplinary set of pre-approved courses related to water in addition to completing individual research or participating in a professional practicum. Upon completion, students receive the WSSS certificate alongside their master's or doctoral degree.
The current WSSS cohort includes students from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy Program, the Friedman School, the Tufts University School of Medicine, and the Fletcher School. To learn more about the current WSSS students, click the photos below.
Travel Grants are a unique opportunity for students interested in presenting or attending at environmental conferences or workshops, or collecting data for environmental research projects. Travel grants offer monetary support to students to offset transportation costs and/or conference registration fees, both domestically and internationally.
Through the travel grant program, nearly 50 students and Tufts faculty have traveled to over 20 different countries and 15 different states. Travel grants are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students at any school within Tufts. To learn more about the academic year 2018-2019 Travel Grant Recipients, click the photos below.
The TIE Student Internship Program is an opportunity for students to contribute to the management and running of TIE's various programs. Student interns work closely with TIE staff to help TIE's programs and daily operations run smoothly and efficiently.
Current TIE interns come from a wide range of academic backgrounds. Representing the Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Engineering, the Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy program, the Fletcher School, and the SWM Program, TIE interns collaborate with one another on various projects in a true representation of the interdisciplinary nature of TIE.
The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an international non-profit research organization that works to shift environmental policy and practice towards sustainability. TIE has partnered with SEI to provide students with an opportunity tto work on real global environmental policy issues. TIE-SEI Interns participate in programming alongside the TIE Fellows, and receive mentosrhip and guidance from staff of both SEI and TIE.
This year's TIE-SEI Interns are working on projects relating to USAID's Sustainable Water Partnership program and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation. To learn more about this year's TIE-SEI interns, click the photos below.