To solve many of the wicked problems now facing our world such as climate change, violent crime, or water shortages, scientists will need to work in an interdisciplinary fashion to combine and transform knowledge. However, working in a team to combine scientific knowledge across disciplines presents many challenges. Colorado State University has a team science team who coaches, trains, collects data, and provides feedback to support interdisciplinary research teams. The team works with research teams on campus including the Catalyst for Innovative Partnership (CIP) program. Find out more here. This project is funded through CSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research.

Jeni Cross, Hannah Love, Sociology graduate student; Ellen Fisher, Chemistry; Bailey Fosdick, Statistics; and Meg Suter, Research Acceleration Office, make up this team.