SUST Students Share Internship/Research Experiences on Oct 17 at RU in Chicago

Reposted from http://rusustain.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/sust-students-share-internshipresearch-experiences-on-oct-17-at-ru-in-chicago-2/

Please join the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University next week for a special afternoon symposium on Thursday, Oct. 17th, from 4-5:30pm in RU’s LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash Ave. in downtown Chicago (room 1016). Three students in Roosevelt’s SUST program will share their recent internship and research fellowship experiences in a forum that is open to all RU students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public.

Featured Student Speakers

Allison Breeding is a senior SUST major at Roosevelt who was awarded a prestigious research fellowship this past summer through a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Southern IL University. This summer she wrote about her work in agroecology and water quality monitoring as a guest writer for this blog.

Kyle Huff is a SUST major at Roosevelt with a strong interest in urban farming and sustainable agricultural practices. This summer he worked at the Iron Street Farm in the Bridgeport neighborhood (pictured at right) as an intern with Growing Power, one of the most high profile urban farming and community development organizations in Chicago.

Ron Taylor  is a senior SUST major at Roosevelt with keen interests in sustainable business practices, public transportation, and environmental law. For the past year his internship has focused on transportation policy initiatives and funding proposals for Cook County at the key urban sustainability organization, the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Ron is a dynamic and engaging speaker and last year gave a well-received presentation at the Chicago River Student Congress (pictured here).

Come join us to learn about and celebrate these students’ work! This event is free — but kindly RSVP to SUST Program Director Mike Bryson (mbryson@roosevelt.edu) your plans to attend. Hope to see you there!

  • Date:  Thursday, Oct. 17th, 2013
  • Time:  4:00-5:30pm
  • Place:  RU’s Wabash Building, 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago IL, room 1016
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