Fall 2013 Newsletter

IPCE Awards Funding to UIC Faculty for Civic Engagement Projects

IPCE is proud to announce the recipients of the 2013-2014 Civic Engagement Research Fund Award. Five UIC faculty members have been chosen by the Institute to be funded for their work that either furthers our understanding of civic engagement theory and the practice of facilitating engagement or provides tools that enhance the efforts of civic engagement in community change initiatives. Each recipient is awarded up to $20,000 and must submit a report of their work to the Institute for online publication.

The five faculty winners include:

Meghan Burke, Department of Disability and Human Studies/College of Applied Health Sciences, "Training Parents of Students with Disabilities: Using Technology to Enhance Civic Engagement".

Isabel Cruz, Department of Computer Science/College of Engineering, "Big Data Integration to Enable Citizen Participation in Smart Cities".

Joy Hammel, Occupational Therapy/College of Applied Health Sciences, "Participatory Action Research in the Disability Community to Address Societal Disparities in Community Living and Participation".

Sandy Slater, Institute for Health Research and Policy/School of Public Health, "Playground Renovations and Social Capital on Youth Park Use and Physical Activity".

Elaine Yuan, Department of Communication/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, "The Effects of Social Media Networks on Civic Participation".

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