Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition at Eastern Michigan University shines spotlight on student place-based projects at Community Forum – May 21

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Who: A large gathering of more than 400 students, educators, and community members from across southeast Michigan

What: The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition’s (SEMIS Coalition) Annual Community Forum at Eastern Michigan University. See the attached agenda for an idea of the broad range of projects.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 

Where: Student Center, 900 Oakwood St. in Ypsilanti


Background: Students will have the opportunity to showcase their innovative solutions to social and environmental challenges, demonstrating how they apply science, math, social studies, and other disciplines to real-world issues like climate change and water and air quality during the SEMIS Coalition Annual Community Forum at Eastern Michigan University. This event allows them to educate each other and the public on their impactful projects.

This event will feature presentations on topics such as how climate change is altering Michigan forests, improving air quality in Detroit, and researching adaptations that allow living things to survive on Belle Isle.

The SEMIS Coalition encourages a place-based approach to education. Through questions and community-based research, it allows students to gain a deeper understanding of their community’s strengths, challenges, and history.


About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

May 17, 2024

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Melissa Thrasher

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