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Liaison Stephen Pepper
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Illinois Institute of Technology
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Peggy Murphy
Assistant Director
Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research, IIT
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

WISER has provided matching funds since 2009 for the IIT WISER Formula Hybrid Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Team—an undergraduate project involving 15 students, led by faculty and graduate students, who participate in the SAE sponsored Formula Hybrid Vehicle Challenge.

WISER also supported an undergraduate research project on the development of the zinc-air fuel cell.

http://www.iit.edu/magazine/spring_2009/wiser_formula_hybrid.shtml
http://www.iit.edu/ipro


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

In 2010, WISER established the Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Grants (ISFG) program to cultivate broad-based university interdisciplinary research initiatives that demonstrate significant potential to attract major funding in the areas of energy and sustainability. Seven one-year innovative projects have been awarded since the program’s inception, each providing a graduate student stipend in support of the project.

WISER also provides matching funding in support of research proposals submitted by faculty in areas related to sustainability by offering financing for outreach/increasing public awareness components of projects.

WISER supports costs incurred by faculty who want to present papers/make presentations at conferences related to areas in energy and sustainability.

http://www.iit.edu/wiser/news/pdfs/wiser_isfg_program__2010_final.pdf
http://www.iit.edu/wiser/people/faculty.shtml


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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