Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Environments University of Tennessee Research Experience for Undergraduates

January 4, 2024

GI4SUrE! is a 10-week summer program that will immerse 10 undergraduate students
in green infrastructure (GI) research.
GI is a better way to build, restore, and improve urban infrastructure. Students explore how
GI can mitigate the effects of urban runoff on surface water quality and hydrology through
field, lab, or modeling work. Although based in eastern Tennessee, the research will affect any
geographical area that deals with urban stormwater runoff. Students will be part of a professional
and social atmosphere that will develop their fundamental research methodologies and
critical thinking skills.
Program at a Glance
Location: The University of Tennessee’s main
campus in Knoxville, Tennessee
Dates: May 28–August 2, 2024
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
What the program provides
Financial Package
• Stipend: $6,000
• Round trip travel assistance to and from
Knoxville TN
• On-campus, suite-style housing
Research Experience
• Students will engage in research through
field work, lab work, and modeling while
being immersed in social development
with this and other summer programs at
the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Applicants must:
• Be a citizen, a permanent resident of the
Unites States, or an eligible non-citizen.
• Be enrolled in college for Fall 2024.
Students graduating by May 23, 2024
are not eligible.
• Have successfully completed an introductory
course in a STEM major and
be at least a rising sophomore who has
taken a course in biology, chemistry,
physics, ecology, environmental science,
social sciences, or engineering.
• Be eligible to participate in the entire
program, possibly including research
that requires work on the weekends,
doing field work, and doing lab work.

We especially encourage students who are from groups underrepresented in STEM, are
veterans, disabled, or early in their undergraduate coursework to apply.
Want to find out more?
Contact Dr. Jon Hathaway,