Program Dates: Monday, May 30 – Friday, August 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
The Environmental Science Institute (ESI) of the University of Texas at Austin will host a research experience for undergraduates on Sustainability of Urban Systems during the summer of 2022 for undergraduates interested in environmental science research.
Students will be trained in research methods for understanding the challenges to the sustainability of urban systems. Students will work on independent projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Project areas are interdisciplinary and encompass the fields of ecology, civil and environmental engineering, and geological sciences. Students will participate in a weekly research seminar series, portfolio creation, and professional development activities. The program will conclude with a research poster session. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply to this inclusive program.
Each student will be part of a research project led by a faculty mentor, but all will come together regularly for cross-cohort seminars to learn from the projects of research colleagues.
Each research project is designed to be completed during the summer, but all research leads to larger questions, and students will be encouraged to continue their research beyond the summer as their schedule allows.