Biosphere 2's Faculty Innovative Teaching (FIT) Fellows Program
Selected UArizona Fellows will be part of a supportive cohort, and be eligible to apply for up to $2,500 in teaching-related expenses, as they include Biosphere 2 in their existing courses, develop new courses, or connect to other student engagement opportunities. The 2020-2021 Founding Fellows cohort developed the initial application-based competitive program. The 2022-2023 cohort will be selected by the 2021-2022 cohort and program leadership. Applications available in late October 2022 for 'B2 FIT Fellows'.
UArizona faculty from across all colleges representing diverse disciplines, career stages, and diversity of backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. Proposals should integrate into the science and/or creative humanities aspects of Biosphere 2, including, but not limited to utilizing data-sets and research projects ongoing within the various habitats and research systems; engaging with the human history of confined or controlled ecosystems; being inspired by the aesthetic aspects of the design and implications of B2; and imagining how Biosphere 2 can be a catalyst for a more equitable future for all species and systems.
"Biosphere 2 provides a unique opportunity for students in mathematics, physics, and engineering to use theoretical tools to understand our environment and develop innovative solutions to minimize the impact of climate change. Mathematically modeling the simplified yet complex ecosystems in BS2....."
"Biosphere 2 occupies a globally important place in the history of exploration and science. Recent efforts led by the University of Arizona to facilitate B2's contribution to understanding the wicked problems of the Anthropocene link perfectly to our mission as college educators: to…