Cidell receives iSEE seed grant



Professor Julie Cidell has received a seed grant from iSEE, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment. Part of iSEE's Campus as a Living Laboratory program, the project will look at how domestic and international students learn to be independently mobile on and around campus, contributing to campus initiatives on reducing carbon emissions and contributing to research on the travel behavior of young people. The seed grant funding is designated for research equipment and a graduate assistant to help develop a proposal for the National Science Foundation. Cidell chairs the Transportation Sustainability Working Advisory Team, one of six such "SWATeams" established by iSEE. Part of their work includes a continuation in efforts to measure, track, and reduce travel emissions. With this goal in mind, the team looks to implement a new campus bike plan, and encourage both carpooling and teleconferencing.