Spring 2013 Newsletter

Fellows showcase their public policy research at Diversity Conference

On April 5, 2013 our Urban Public Policy Undergraduate Fellows presented their research findings to more than 100 attendees at the Annual IALHEA Diversity Dialogue and Research Forum: Building a Community of Scholars Conference.

Their research projects stem from hands-on internship experiences and policy-related topics as part of the Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF) program, a leadership development program designed to expose historically underrepresented minority undergraduates students at UIC to key public policy issues.

“The Fellows were grateful for the opportunity to showcase their work and interact with other presenters at the conference,” said Catalina Nava, IPCE Program Coordinator. A few of the research poster presentations included findings on policy-related issues such as crime, capital punishment, health disparities, education, food access and social media.

Visit the UPPF page on our website to check out program highlights, samples of their research posters, and photos of their work over the last year at http://www.uic.edu/cuppa/ipce/interior/uppf%202012-13.html. If you have any questions or would like more information about the UPPF program, please contact Catalina Nava at 312-355-0154. Also, follow us on Facebook: UIC UPPF.

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