Friday, June 7, 2013

SISE 2013 Applications Now Open

Announcing the 3rd annual


Hosted by the Energy Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (University of Chicago); Energy and Sustainability Engineering (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Initiative for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)

What is the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy?

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the title subjects: sustainability and energy.  From August 5-16, a diverse body of participants will converge on the UIC campus and immerse itself in a broad spectrum of sustainability and energy related topics.  Issues presented will be of interest to scientists, economists, political scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, and entrepreneurs.  Participants will engage these issues through interactive and interdisciplinary lectures and panel discussions, collaborative research projects that stress scientific innovation and entrepreneurship, networking opportunities with academics and professionals, and tours of sustainability and energy related sites in the Chicago area.  This experience leaves graduates of the Summer Institute with a firm foundation for future careers in sustainability and energy, and inspires them to lead the next generation as thoughtful and informed global citizens. For 2013, SISE will look at sustainability and energy through the lens of transportation.

SISE is directed by Dr. George Crabtree, Senior-Scientist and Director of the JCESR program at Argonne National Laboratory, and Distinguished Professor of Physics at UIC.  Check out his interview on the Washington Post here!


Admission into the program is highly competitive. 60-80 participants will be accepted from a pool of national applicants.  SISE will continue to accept applications up until July 1, 2013.  Admissions is granted on a semi-rolling basis. Applications are reviewed near the beginning of each month.  Applicants should 1) fill out the online application, 2) submit a resume, and 3) send in three letters of recommendation.  Applicants will need a working LinkedIn profile to complete the online application.


We invite you to learn more about the Summer Institute. 
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If you have any questions, please also feel free to contact [ ].  One of out SISE staff will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

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