The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the relation between sustainability and energy. The 2014 program theme is UrbanENERGY. In the summer of 2011, SUST alum Jeff Wasil attended the first Summer Institute, the theme of which was water. As the call for applications notes,
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series for students and professionals interested in the title subjects: sustainability and energy. From August 6-20, a diverse body of participants will converge on the UIC campus and immerse itself in a broad spectrum of topics in energy and sustainable energy through daily presentations & panel discussions, collaborative research projects and mentoring, site tours of leading energy facilities in Chicago, and networking opportunities with energy & entrepreneurial leaders.
The issues presented will be of interest to scientists, economists, political scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, and entrepreneurs. This experience leaves graduates of the SISE program 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.
Admission into the program is highly competitive. Only 50 participants will be accepted from a pool of national applicants. Applicants accepted into the program can expect to receive receive lodging support for the duration of the 2-week program and some meals on weekdays. Many will receive partial support for travel costs.
Senior-level undergraduates (as of the fall of 2014), 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 form, a resume, and three letters of reference are required. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2014. More information is provided on the SISE website.
We invite you to learn more about the SISE program by visiting us on the web. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Thomas Aláan (firstname.lastname@example.org), SISE Program Coordinator. We look forward to seeing some of you in Chicago this summer!
Hosted by the Energy Initiative (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); Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology).