RISEUP: Research Internships for a Sustainable Environment with Undergraduate Participation

Program Schedule


Biweekly Workshops

Interns work daily with their mentors throughout the 12-week internship, which runs from approximately May 18 to August 7, with minor adjustments made for individual schedules of interns and mentors.  Biweekly workshops for all interns are held at Wayne State to provide additional research training, team-building, skills- development, and information exchange among interns and mentors. Instructional activities and discussions include ethics training, statistics, social and economic analysis, dispute resolution, sustainability, and scientific and public communication.

The following schedule is a tentative  schedule for 2015, based on the schedule of activities in the 2014 RISEUP program.  The schedule will be updated, depending in part on the interests and projects of the students and availability of various mentors and content specialists:

May 20th, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. Welcome, Orientation, Online Training in Research Ethics, Lunch, Tour of campus

May 27th, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. Environmental Justice Discussion,Brief student presentations, Communication: How to write a proposal, Presentation by Office of Sustainability, Lunch

June 10th, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. Written Proposals Due, Statistics and Study Design, Mentor Presentation, Seminar: Complex Environmental Decisions – Gary Machlis, Clemson University,  Lunch.

June 24th, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. WSU Grad School, Conflict Resolution Training, Mentor presentations, Lunch provided.

July 8th, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm. Team Building Field trip – Riverside Kayak, Snack & Lunch

July 22nd, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. Belle Isle Aquarium, ECT in Ann Arbor, Full-length Draft Report Due, Mentor Presentation, Lunch

August 5th, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium, Margherio Family Conference Center, Scott Hall, Awards Ceremony, RISEUP Afterglow


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