Center Updates Systems Science

First Annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute

The 1st annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute will be held at the Washington University’s Brown School from July 29 to August 2, 2019. Co-organized by principal faculty Ross Hammond, Douglas Luke, and Peter Hovmand, the 5-day workshop will train up to 45 participants in systems science methods, especially those most useful for enhancing the social impact of health and social science research. The Institute will focus on three major systems science methods (or tracks): agent-based modeling, social network analysis, and system dynamics.

Each applicant will select one track and optionally a second or third alternate track. Participants will have  ample opportunities to interact with participants, instructors, and outside experts across tracks. The application process is open, and we will accept candidates on a rolling basis through July 1, 2019. Registration will be available for accepted applicants starting May 1.

The Summer Training Institute is designed for advanced graduate students, recent graduates, professionals, and faculty from social work, public health, and social sciences who are interested in learning how systems methods can be applied in their research. Attendees should be familiar with quantitative descriptive and analytical techniques commonly used in their discipline (e.g., data visualization, regression analyses). Some experience with statistical software or programming languages is preferred.

You can apply and read more on the Institute’s website.

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