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Exciting Projects that Will Make a Difference This Year!

The 2020 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects have been selected and we cannot wait to see them develop over the course of the spring semester. Our SLFG projects are an exciting opportunity to provide assistance to Michigan communities in completing local and regional economic development initiatives through a field-based or practicum course. REI partners have completed over 60 SLFG projects working with over 13 different universities and colleges. All SLFG projects will be presented at the Innovate Michigan! Summit.

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided 2020 Project Awardees:

2020 Practicum Class, MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction:‚Äč
- Collins Road Corridor Development
- NW Goldberg Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
- Kettenun Center Improvement Plan

Dana Dake, Independent Study, MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction:
Urban Planning Techniques and Sustainable Design for Autonomous Vehicles

Stephen Gasteyer Ph.D., MSU and Wow Outreach:
Strategy for Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship in the North Side of Flint


Reminder: Summer 2020 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project Applications have been extended until March 2, 2020. This is a chance to assist a disadvantaged Michigan community and we strongly encourage you to apply!


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