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Urban Resilience SRN Opportunities

Educational and Employment Opportunities

The UREx SRN is hiring staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate fellows and undergraduate students across the network. Watch this space for opportunities.

2019 Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) is pleased to announce six opportunities for undergraduate students to participate this summer in interdisciplinary research associated with urban infrastructure resilience and community vulnerability in the face of extreme weather-related events. UREx SRN aims to generate knowledge and promote actions that will ensure urban resilience.

UREx SRN is interested in students who have their sights set on graduate school and careers in related scientific research and outcomes. The REU opportunity will provide selected students hands-on experience in data research, analysis, stakeholder engagement and active collaboration with the UREx SRN team.

Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package up to US $4,500 for research stipends and travel (if applicable).

Requirements: Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Application deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 5:00 PM AZ-MST. Students complete the and submit to Emily Key (

The Role of Green Infrastructure Incentive Programs in (In)equitably Meeting Urban Stormwater Challenges

Mitigating Extreme Heat as Tempe Densifies

How Does the Establishment of Flow-control Structures in an Ephemeral Desert Wash Influence Surrounding Vegetation?

Comparative Urban Futures for Flood Resilience

Opportunities in Floodplain Management for Risk Reduction and Natural Systems Benefits

Urban Wetland Restoration

What type of undergraduate students are we looking for? We would like students with the following traits:
– a passion for research
– a desire to engage in a life-changing research experience
– a strong and creative work ethic
– a willingness to challenge yourself, while having fun, and being committed to collaborative learning
– a strong interest in sustainability, climate change, urbanism, infrastructure and community
– a desire to learn more about all aspects of research
– a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone, learn about yourself, and challenge your world views

RULA IRES Opportunity

The Resilient Urban Latin America (RULA) International Research Experience for Students (IRES) project offers one undergraduate and three graduate students the opportunity to conduct eight to ten weeks of onsite research in a Latin American or Caribbean urban community facing climate extremes. For a full description, including the application process, see .

Graduate Associateship Opportunities

We announce opportunities for Graduate Associates to work with an exciting multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research project—Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN)—focused on generating the knowledge and promoting actions that will ensure resilience of cities in the face of extreme events. The UREx graduate program will be distributed among ten institutions with degree programs in ecology, social science, engineering, physical science, and sustainability. The cities in this network include Baltimore MD, Hermosillo (Sonora, Mexico), Miami FL, New York NY, Phoenix AZ, Portland OR, San Juan PR, Syracuse NY, and Valdivia (Chile).

Graduate associates will have access to the opportunities as described above, but will not receive academic year stipends. They will be eligible to apply for UREx summer funding, small UREx research grants for graduate students, international experiences, and travel to UREx meetings. Associates will participate in the ongoing Urban Resilience Reading Group with their peers.

To apply: Students apply individually to work with mentors for graduate programs and institutions in which they are interested (see Table below). Students are encouraged to contact prospective mentors included in this Table as soon as possible.

Institution Mentor(s) Programs(s)
Arizona State University Nancy Grimm
Arizona State University + Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora with Vivoni or Grimm – Hermosillo, Mexico ASU programs as above
Clark University
City University of New York – Hunter College
Florida International University
Georgia State University
North Carolina State University
Pennsylvania State University
Portland State University
Syracuse University
The New School
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras