<aside> 💡 There are three "Phases" of the Climate Innovators Fellowship. This document lays out each phase. In the section for Phase Two, we share a preliminary syllabus for the Fellowship's Training Phase.
<aside> 💡 The Orientation Phase is your time to get set up for success for the rest of the Program. In this phase, you will... Complete the self-directed Program orientation course, which will be released on February 10th, 2023, and is due prior to the first roundtable on February 19th, 2023. Orientation should take you no more than 2.5 hours. We will meet on February 12th, at 7 p.m. EST for a mandatory but fun welcome and introduction to the Fellowship.
<aside> 💡 The Training Program Phase is the "meat" of the Fellowship. In this phase, you will... → Learn a lot about the most vexing problems facing the U.S. and the world → Learn "systems thinking" and about energy systems you care to improve → You will leave with a Climate Innovator portfolio that will display your newfound expertise and be key to unlocking future opportunities
One of the objectives of the Fellowship is to leave Fellows with a Climate Innovators Portfolio that they can bring with them to job/internship interviews or use for future academic pursuits. Their portfolio consists of pre-designated key terms and concepts for note-taking of asynchronous material and a briefing template to fill out together during our weekly Round Table Sessions.
Round Table Briefs consist of an analysis of a vexing problem facing a particular issue within one of the three sectors covered in this program.
The Climathon is designed to challenge Fellows to apply what they have learned from Round Table sessions to present an innovative and outside-the-box solution to a fictional climate emergency-related challenge.
Early in the Fellowship, Climate Fellows are matched with a peer learning group (a "Junto group") of 7-8 other students. Each Junto will select their Junto Name as an initial ice-breaker to the Fellowship.