GLASSNET is an online community of researchers and sustainability experts. We use GeoHub to communicate, share research, publish datasets and even host software and webapps. Join GLASSNET’s GeoHub to get started collaborating here.

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GLASSNET Researchers are Prepared to Lead

GLASSNET will prepare the next generation of researchers to engage in and lead international sustainability team science by leveraging network best practices for human capital development:

Professional Development and Cross-Disciplinary Training Opportunities

Our Fellows and students will have ample opportunities to expand their skillset and explore the multifaceted approach to research through cross-disciplinary training. Professional development opportunities facilitated by GLASSNET are offered through monthly brown bag presentations, GLASSNET biannual meetings and open panel discussions with the community of GLASSNET researchers. These trainings will cover topics such as communication, active listening, team building, leadership, research across international borders, policy, and career pathways.


Mentoring relationships are an invaluable resource in the beginning of a research career. GLASSNET will support their Fellows through a multiple mentoring program that will match a national researcher mentor and an international researcher mentor with mentees. This collaboration will help to guide the mentee with publication review as well as technical competencies in different disciplines, intrapersonal skills for international research collaborations, interpersonal skills such as active listening to engage across disciplines, and career visibility.

Guided Networking

GLASSNET Fellows will have opportunities to attend conferences held by partner networks throughout the year and assist early-career faculty with presentation review and make introductions to key members in the research community.

Early Career Researchers and Post Docs

Scholar Exchanges

One and two-week scholar exchanges will enable pre-tenure, U.S.- based researchers to collaborate with network members in the U.S., Brazil, China, Germany, Austria, and Italy. Scholar trips and exchanges will allow early-career scholars to gain exposure and deepen global partnerships. These exchanges will encompass sending pairs of collaborators to major, cross-disciplinary international conferences to present their work and maximize professional development opportunities. Scholars will create reports to share their experience with the interdisciplinary/international immersion to enable continued collaboration and mentorship between the Early Career Scholars and their international GLASSNET hosts and mentors.

Graduate and Undergraduate Students

We will pilot undergraduate projects in collaboration with Purdue’s innovative Data Mine Learning Community. GLASSNET will provide cross-disciplinary and internationally engaged projects for Data Mine participation, and students will be able to publish data and online tools on GeoHub and cite in their resume as part of their career development.