Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 Undergraduate Research Program with the Urban Water Innovation Network

Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates

Engaging Undergraduates in Transitioning Toward Sustainable Urban Water Systems

Students will join the Urban Water Innovation Network community for 9 weeks in summer 2017 to: 
·   Complete an independent, guided research project, working closely with mentor scientists, other students and the broader UWIN team
·   Attend a 3 day kick-off and a 3 day wrap-up meetings at Colorado State University
·   Participate in skill building workshops and seminars
·   Attend a Virtual Forum on Opportunities in Urban Water Research and Management
·   Give a poster presentation in a final Urban Water Sustainability Research Symposium
 The program fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students interact in person and/or virtually, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and seminars in research and urban water sustainability.

Projects for 2017:
·   Variation in Vegetation’s Influence on Urban Climate (University of California Riverside, Oregon State University, University of Arizona, UMBC)
·   Evaluating Options for Management of Urban Flood Hazards (UMBC, University of Arizona, University of Georgia)
·   Microclimates and Human Activity Patterns Near Urban Surface Water: A Case Study of Tempe Town Lake, Arizona (Arizona State University)
·   Water Resouces and Heat Emergencies (Arizona State University)
·   Natural Solutions for Urban Watershed Sustainability (Brooklyn College CUNY)
·   Visualizing Urban Water Sustainability Indicators within a Video Game for Collecting Water Management Ideas from Gamers (Colorado State University)
·   Non-Darcian Flow Regimes in the Biscayne Aquifer of Southeast Florida (Florida International University)
·   Water Affordability Case Studies (Michigan State University)
·   Transitions to Socially Equitable and Environmentally Just Sustainable Urban Water Systems (Northeastern University)
·   Characterizing the Urban Energy Water Nexus through Modeling and Data Analysis (Princeton University)
·   System-of-Systems Analysis of Water Infrastructure Resilience under Climate Change Impacts (Texas A&M University)

Dates: May 31 to August 2, 2017 (9 weeks)
Eligibility:  Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions.
Support: $4,500 stipend, room and board on-campus or in nearby housing, travel allowance up to $900.

The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.
To apply: See our website at: Online application only.
Applications must be submitted by February 10, 2017.

For more information, contact:                
Aude Lochet
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
PO Box AB, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545

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