[ugrads] Fwd: Sustainability/Energy program in Chicago for students

Michael Pelsmajer pelsmajer at iit.edu
Thu May 31 12:43:13 CDT 2018

To be eligible, you should "be enrolled in energy or
sustainability-related program at an academic institute as an (a)
senior-undergraduate, (b) graduate student".  With an applied math
background, you can argue that your program is sustainability-related,
I think, as long as you've taken some relevant class or done a project
that you can point to.  (I mean, assuming that you're interested in
this - see below.)

Michael J. Pelsmajer, Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Applied Mathematics
Director of Undergraduate Studies for Applied Math
John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 208A
Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL 60616

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From: Thomas Lipsmeyer <talaan at uic.edu>
Date: Thu, May 31, 2018 at 9:59 AM
Subject: Sustainability/Energy program in Chicago for students
Cc: Peg Murphy <murphym at iit.edu>

Dear Colleagues,

My name is Thomas Alaan, and I run the UIC Summer Institute on
Sustainability and Energy (SISE), an annual program which has
partnered with IIT's Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research
since 2011.

I realize that the semester is over, but hope that you will consider
please passing on information about our program to your students and
programs. SISE is free to participants, and we've always enjoyed a
good turn out from IIT's many departments.

If you have any questions about the program, please shoot me a note
and I'd be happy to speak with you about SISE. Thanks in advance for
any help in disseminating information about the program to your
students and departments.

All the best -

Thomas Alaan
Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
University of Illinois at Chicago


8th Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy // uicsise.com
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

About SISE
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week
"boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the
sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held
annually since 2011, the program boasts 300 alumni. During weekdays,
SISE'ers participate in high-level talks, visit energy and
sustainability sites, and network. During evenings and weekends, they
work collaboratively on a research project and enjoy exploring

The SISE theme, (re)new, centers around how we can revitalize our
neighborhoods, communities, and ourselves. Partnering with a local
community, we will engage best practices surrounding retrofitting
homes and businesses, repurposing buildings and lots, sustaining
meaningful and historical sites, incorporating renewable energy and
battery technologies into neighborhoods, and rebranding the image of
the community within and without itself.

Participants (SISE'ers) from around the country join SISE at the
University of Illinois at Chicago. SISE'ers are chosen from a highly
competitive pool of applicants from across the country. Diversity is
one of the strongest features of the program, with participants
representing a broad range of backgrounds and expertise. They live
together. They research together. They become a part of our extended
and international "SISE family."

Cost and Support

There is no program fee.
Lodging is provided for all participants.
Transportation support is provided to many participants.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted through June 15
Senior-level undergraduates (as of the fall of 2018), 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
The application process includes:
1. An online application
2. A resume/CV
3. One letter of recommendation
4. A short Skype/Google Hangouts interview

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SISE Program
Coordinator, Thomas Aláan (uic.sise.admissions at gmail.com), and visit
the SISE website at uicsise.com.

We hope to see you in Chicago this summer!
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