[ugrads] FW: SISE 2016: Nexus in Chicago

Greg Fasshauer fasshauer at iit.edu
Mon Apr 11 16:04:12 CDT 2016


Hi,



               Please see the email thread regarding an energy-related
summer program at UIC this August. Apparently, they are interested in
participation by applied mathematicians.



               Best wishes,



               Greg Fasshauer







Greg Fasshauer

Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Applied Mathematics

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL 60616

Office: Engineering 1, Room 208A

Email: fasshauer at iit.edu

Phone: (312) 567-3149

Fax: (312) 567-3135



*From:* Gladys Collins [mailto:collinsg at iit.edu]
*Sent:* Monday, April 11, 2016 3:04 PM
*To:* Gregory Fasshauer <fasshauer at iit.edu>; Fred Hickernell <
hickernell at iit.edu>; Xiaofan Li <lix at iit.edu>
*Subject:* FW: SISE 2016: Nexus in Chicago



Perhaps you can forward or determine who you want me to forward this to?



*From:* UIC SISE Admissions [mailto:uic.sise.admissions at gmail.com]
*Sent:* Monday, April 11, 2016 2:32 PM
*To:* Gladys Collins
*Subject:* Re: SISE 2016: Nexus in Chicago



Hi Gladys,



This is Thomas Alaan, Program Coordinator for the SISE program. I hope this
email finds you well.



The SISE program has partnered with WISER at IIT since 2011, and we
annually reach out to different departments at the university, especially
in STEM related fields, to recruit students. Daisey has been reaching out
to a number of colleagues at IIT in all departments. Since you are the
department coordinator for the math department, we were hoping you might
send out information about the program to students in your department. I
don't recall ever having an IIT math student, but since 2011 we've had in
the double-digits from IIT join us for the program. It would be awesome to
add math students to those ranks.



Many thanks!



*Thomas Alaan*

Program Coordinator


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*Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy*

*6th An**nual Program: August 4-16*

*Applications open through July 1.*

*Lodging provided. Travel scholarships available.*



*w.* https://sise.uic.edu/
*p.* 1 (312) 996-2141







On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 2:28 PM, Gladys Collins <collinsg at iit.edu> wrote:

Hello Daisy. I don't know why I got this. Who was your contact last year
for this event?



*From:* UIC SISE Admissions [mailto:uic.sise.admissions at gmail.com]
*Sent:* Wednesday, April 06, 2016 1:16 PM
*To:* collinsg at iit.edu
*Subject:* SISE 2016: Nexus in Chicago



Dear Gladys,


I'm circling back about our annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and
Energy. This summer (August 4-16) is our 6th program entitled “Nexus,”
which will explore the intersection of energy and water.

>From 2013 to 2015, we hosted 6 participants from your school, and we'd love
to see that number grow. Could you again reach out to your students about
this opportunity? There's still plenty of time for them to apply before the
deadline of July 1. If admitted, they'll receive lodging--and possibly
support for travel costs. I’m happy to answer any questions you or any
students might have about the program.

Many thanks, we hope to host some more of your students this summer!

Best,



*Daisey Mar**tinez*
UIC Energy Initiative

*University of Illinois at Chicago*

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*The University of Illinois at Chicago presents the 6th Annual*

*Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy*

*In partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust;
Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern
University); Loyola University; UI LABS; University of Chicago; Wanger
Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of
Technology)*




*The SISE Program*The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE)
is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series for students and
professionals. From August 4-16, a diverse body of participants will engage
a broad spectrum of energy and sustainability-related topics through daily
presentations, collaborative projects, mentoring activities, site visits,
and networking opportunities with leading research institutions and
companies in the digital technology and energy sectors. The issues
presented will be of interest to scientists, economists, political
scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, and entrepreneurs.
Graduates leave as thoughtful and informed global citizens with a firm
foundation and expanded network for careers in sustainability, energy, and
smart technology and infrastructure.

*2016 Theme: Nexus*
Water and energy have long been thought of--and addressed as--two separate
issues. With the advent of systems thinking, life cycle assessment, and
similar strategies for interdisciplinary analysis, the connection between
water and energy has only recently been fully acknowledged. This nexus will
be challenged in the coming decades as a result of 1) a growing world
population, 2) the need to cultivate more food, 3) a dwindling supply of
available water resources, and 4) unforeseen disasters as result of climate
change. It is important for energy and sustainability-minded professionals,
and all future decision makers, to become fluent in the issues surrounding
the nexus, and to work together to implement innovative solutions in the
decades to come.

SISE will 1) explore the relationship between energy and water with an eye
towards environmental and agricultural impacts; 2) explore the the use of
water, especially in energy extraction (fracking) and generation; and 3)
highlight the role of the grid in energy issues, emphasizing three specific
areas: smart grid, storage for the grid, and the distribution of energy.
Participants will consider where the United States is to date, potential
solutions, and obstacles and opportunities for each path moving forward.

*Now Accepting Applications*
Admission into the program is highly competitive, drawing from a national
pool of applicants. Participants can expect lodging for the duration of the
2-week program. Many participants will receive partial support for travel
costs.

Senior-level undergraduates (as of the fall of 2016), graduate students,
and professionals working in the fields of sustainability and energy who
are living, working, or studying in the United States are eligible to
apply. An online application, a resume, and two letters of reference are
required. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2016. More
information is provided on the SISE website. If you have any questions or
concerns, please contact Thomas Aláan (uic.sise.admissions at gmail.com), SISE
Program Coordinator.

We look forward to seeing some of you in Chicago this summer!

*Website:* http://sise.uic.edu
*Facebook:* https://www.facebook.com/uic.sise




--



*Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy*

*6th An**nual Program: August 4-16*



*Applications open through July 1.*

*Lodging provided. Travel scholarships available.*



*w.* https://sise.uic.edu/
*p.* 1 (312) 996-2141






--



*Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy*

*6th An**nual Program: August 4-16*

*Applications open through July 1.*

*Lodging provided. Travel scholarships available.*



*w.* https://sise.uic.edu/
*p.* 1 (312) 996-2141
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