The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is an intense interdisciplinary program for graduate and senior-level undergraduate students.
From August 9-17, participants from diverse academic backgrounds will be immersed in a broad spectrum of sustainability and energy related topics: entrepreneurship, policy, economics, health, science, engineering, environment, urban planning, business, and entrepreneurship.
The theme of the SISE2012 program will be Election 2012: Energy, Economics and Environment. Using the presidential election as the point of departure for a critical analysis of national energy and sustainability issues, students will be enveloped in discussions about national challenges such as energy security, economic recovery and growth, US competitiveness, and climate change. Students will divide into teams to propose innovative solutions that rely on combinations of technology, policy and entrepreneurship. The positions of the two political parties are likely to be quite distinct and the public debate lively, providing ample inspiration and engagement for the SISE2012 program. Following its treatment of US energy needs and perspectives, SISE will turn to world energy, addressing the energy relationships between the US and other regions and nations.
Admission to the Summer Institute is highly competitive and perspective students are asked to submit an application and resume for consideration. This year, enrollment will be limited to a total of eighty students.
Applications and resumes are now being accepted. For fullest consideration, interested persons should apply by May 1, 2012. Applicants will be alerted to their acceptance in mid to late May. You may begin the application process here. Please direct any questions or concerns to Thomas Lipsmeyer, Program Coordinator
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