Career Training

Building a skilled and diverse workforce to become the next generation of Great Lakes scientists

A workforce prepared to take on the greatest challenges facing our natural environment cannot be developed solely in the classroom. Hands-on, experiential training opportunities using the latest technologies and techniques are essential for skilled workforce development. CIGLR provides NOAA-mission related research experience to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral research fellows who work closely with NOAA, CIGLR, and Regional Consortium scientists. Our trainees are mentored in complex research projects and professional development activities that prepare them to become the next generation of leaders in Great Lakes and NOAA science.

Find out more about CIGLR’s career training program:


Program Manager:
Mary Ogdahl

Research Themes


Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program
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