AIA supports the education of the next generation of architects through our Higher Education department within Workforce and Diversity. The AIA Higher Education team serves as a liaison between higher education and practice, working with college faculty, staff and students; practitioners; and collateral organizations to support excellence in education and research and prepare future architects. We also pool our resources with AIAS, ACSA, NCARB, NAAB, and others to provide scholarships, educational programming, research, resources, and more.
Happy September! Don't miss the House Energy Commerce Committee Hearing tomorrow morning--
Friday, September 20, 9 am, Carl Elefante, FAIA, will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's hearings on BUILDING A 100 PERCENT CLEAN ECONOMY: SOLUTIONS FOR THE U.S. BUILDING SECTOR" on behalf of the American Institute of Architects. You can view it here: https://energycommerce.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/hearing-on-building-a-100-percent-clean-economy-solutions-for-the-us
LAST CALL for Submissions of Projects and Research for Intersections at A'20!
Deadline is September 25, 2019 - Intersections Symposium: Climate Action - 2020 in Los Angeles. Complete information available at: http://bit.ly/Climate2020
The symposium will explore Design for Climate Action from multiple, intertwined perspectives. In support of the recent AIA Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action, we encourage submissions of research and projects that explore intersections between the following questions and that address climate change across scales-from building, to community, to the planet.
AmeriCorps Grants – disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Deadline is January 8, 2020. In 2019, approximately $250 million was awarded. Open to all non-profits, educational institutions, and local government. https://nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2020/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2020
Graham Foundation – Funding for "…projects that investigate the contemporary condition, expand historical perspectives, or explore the future of architecture and the designed environment." http://grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs
Submit by Nov. 15 for Design for Seniors Fellowship – Graduate students and young professionals enrolled in program of study may apply. Details here: https://tinyurl.com/DesignforSeniors
Rockefeller Foundation is launching an Open Call for Next Generation of Social Innovators. Check it out here, plus other information on Opportunity Zones and more. https://tinyurl.com/RockefellerFdn
National Endowment for the Arts offers some grants and information on initiatives in Design and Creative Placemaking. Be sure to check it out here: https://www.arts.gov/artistic-fields/design
Department of Energy – Oak Ridge National Lab offers JUMP into STEM Challenges launched on August 12. JUMP (Join the discussion, Unveil innovation, Make connections, Promote tech-to-market) into STEM is an online building science competition for undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities. The following Webinars have been scheduled. You can register for these Webinars at https://jump-webinars.ornl.gov.
Develop your creative idea for energy efficient building solutions by November 15 and compete for paid summer 2020 internships at ORNL or NREL. Ideas must be submitted by teams of 2-5 people with at least two different majors.See you next month!