In a twist on the concept of citizen scientist, University of Washington science students helped the state Legislature with environmental policy. During the past year and a half, four UW graduate students participated in a working group tasked with creating policies to satisfy the 2008 law requiring Washington state to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

Read more about these students and how they participated on UW Today.

Read more about the Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, or IGERT, Program on Ocean Change.