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Research Experience for Undergraduates: Equitable pathways to community disaster resilience

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

The goal of this REU is to provide undergraduate students with an immersive research experience linked to finding equitable pathways to community disaster resilience.

Students will learn about water, energy, and transportation systems and resilience. They will also learn about how community planning with a social equity lens can bolster resilience. In addition, they will gain an in-depth understanding of the research process in an interdisciplinary learning space. Professional development, data analytics training, and other activities will support students in navigating future studies and career paths.

Students selected receive a $6,000 summer stipend, on campus housing, and a meal plan.

Our REU program prioritizes community-focused research, emphasizing local knowledge for resilience planning. Participants gain diverse fieldwork experience, exploring social inequities and infrastructure resilience. With three universities involved, we offer a wide professional network. We aim for a diverse student cohort, especially welcoming traditionally excluded communities in science and engineering. This REU program is funded by a Kansas NSF EPSCoR initiative known as ARISE, which stands for adaptive and resilient infrastructures driven by social equity, connects students to mentorship at Kansas State University (KSU), University of Kansas (KU), and Wichita State University (WSU).

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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Kansas (Lead)
Kansas State University
Wichita State University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Agricultural Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Sciences
Political Science
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
STEM Fields
Transportation Systems
Urban Planning & Design

Collaborative Research
Computational Modeling
Data Science
Disaster Recovery
Engineering Research
Equity and Gender

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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