The FESIRES project, directed by the Institute for Earth Science Research and Education (IESRE), is made possible by a generous three-year 2014 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation, whose goal is to "Develop the Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow by Supporting STEM Education Today." (For more information, visit this link.)

In support of Toyota's goal, consistent with IESRE's mission to facilitate authentic teaching, learning, and research about Earth's environment and climate, the FESIRES project will:

  1. Improve the ability of teachers and their students to conduct meaningful environmental science inquiry and research projects.
  2. Build an infrastructure that supports environment- and climate-related student inquiry and research.
For more information about the FESIRSE project, please contact David Brooks at