Monday, February 13, 2012

UIC Student Research Forum offers $$ award for sustainability research

Associate Chancellor Klein-Banai next to her poster at the Student Research Forum when she was a student! Too bad there was no sustainability award then!

Are you a student who is conducting sustainability-related research at UIC? Then you might be interested in participating in the UIC Student Research Forum being held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 1-5 pm at the UIC Forum. The Office of Sustainability has added another prize category: the Sustainability Award. In addition to "regular" awards for project presentations, one award each will be given at the undergraduate and graduate level to student research projects that best reflect the principles of sustainability.

Sustainability has been defined as "meeting the needs of the present without impacting the ability of future generations to meet their needs," but can also include issues of systems thinking, full-cost accounting, green business or green design, for example. Sustainability frequently deals with energy resources and efficiency, active transportation and bike issues, waste management (including recycling and composting), and land use.
For the sustainability award, projects will be evaluated on their merit to address questions or problems that deal with the overlapping issues of environmental protection, social justice, and economic equity.

This event will be part of many other Earth Month events held during April 2012. To apply for the program, please follow the instructions at http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/ovcr/research/forum/instructions.html and be sure to indicate your interest in the sustainability award in Section 4 of the application.

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