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: https://erams.com/UWIN/urp/ Online application only.
Applications must be submitted by February 10, 2017.
For more information, contact:
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
PO Box AB, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545