REI is still accepting applications for innovative student-led, faculty-guided, feasibility studies and technical assistance projects from colleges and universities across Michigan!
We will accept applications until Wednesday, September 26, 2012 for the fall semester. Also, please note that the deadline for spring semester funding has changed to an earlier date: Friday, October 12, 2012.
Congratulations to MSU and Madonna University on your Technical Assistance Project awards for the Fall 2012 Semester!
Madonna University - Julie Pulgini, Gerald Charbonneau
This project will look at the socioeconomic opportunities o f Urban Gardening for at risk
inner-city communities and the enhancement of the quality of life. A Qualitative Study using visual data to analyze research will be the method to test the hypothesis. Using a documentary cinematic process as the medium students will focus on three communities.
Michigan State University - Zenia Kotval
A group of German students from Dortmund University will team up with students from MSU to do a five day visioning session focused on the Meridian Mall Property in Meridian Township. The results from the visioning session will become a part of the Meridian Mall project that is funded by MSHDA/HUD as part of the Capital Access Initiative and Corridor Development Study.
Michigan State University - Forrest S. Carter
This project is known as the Helping Entrepreneurs Revitalize Our Economy and Society (HEROES) project. This is a project to establish a collegiate chapter of the Lansing Black Chamber of Commerce in order to impact the number of entrepreneurs among members of urban and distressed communities. The project involves three major components: network development, mentoring and economic assistance, and training and innovation technology transfer.