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Summer Sustainability

Community-Engaged Fellows

The Sustainability Community-Engaged Summer Fellows program is open to students enrolled in undergraduate programs in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

Design Immersive Experiences for Rural Youth (Summer 2020)

April Luehmann (Science Education)

We are seeking four summer sustainability fellows to work together and with the Warner School, UR Digital Scholarship Lab, School of Engineering, and Computer Science to identify sustainability issues that are relevant to Sodus NY and create a series of 5-10 sign posts as part of a global citizenship field investigation; the posts will tap into augmented reality and other technologies to educate and engage youth and community members in sustainability challenges. 

The 8-wk project pays $3900 for 40 hours/week from June 8 and end July 31. Housing is not included.

We seek to build a multidisciplinary team committed to environmental sustainability, passionate about science learning, and enthusiastic about the potential of augmented reality and other technologies to promote environmental change. A team with a diverse background and skill set will ensure project success.

Experience with programming with unity or other game engines and/o graphic design and layout for the signs would be welcome! Interns will work as a small cohort with their primary workspace being on campus. Trips to the town of Sodus NY will be required, and car pools will be encouraged (Travel expenses will be reimbursed working within University policies). Apply by completing this form  no later than March 1, 2020. We will interview finalists on Monday, March 3. We will notify applicants by March 6, 2020. 

 This internship will require you to collaborate with other interns, cross-disciplinary university and staff, middle school youth, science teachers and Sodus community members. Each week you will produce different artifacts that will ultimately lead to the design, development, construction and installment of a series of sign posts around the periphery of Sodus Jr/Sr High School. These signs will teach about a sustainability and will launch an experience on a smart phone or tablet. You will conduct usability testing of the technology-rich experiences you created with youth attending a summer STEM camp. You will also mentor a team of summer campers in creating their own content for a sign post based on the sustainability focus of their team. Though you will have strong support from UR faculty and staff, this internship will challenge you to be self-directed and creative.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. April Luehmann.