SBSE Retreat 2003
Jim Wasley, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
SBSE Student Scholarship recipients have been announced.
Also, the Agents of Change project has provided task-oriented support
for additional student participation in the retreat.
Click here for details.
The Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) is pleased to announce that it will provide up to
seven scholarships (valued at approximately $300) for qualified students to
help defray the cost of attending the 2003 Summer Retreat. Each
scholarship will allay most of the on-site retreat costs: lodging,
retreat materials and shuttle transportation to/from the Indianapolis
airport. Scholarship students pay a reduced registration fee ($25), SBSE
Student Membership Dues ($15), travel, and other non-retreat meals.
These scholarships are intended to provide support for students with a
keen interest in teaching environmental control systems (or a closely
related area of building science). The scholarships will be awarded on a
competitive basis following review of all applications received prior to
the application deadline of 5:00P central time, Monday 3 March, 2003.
To be eligible for a retreat scholarship an applicant must be a graduate
student with experience gained prior to the summer retreat as a teaching
assistant in an environmental control systems (building science) course
or participation in an Agents of Change Training Session. Interest in
pursuing a future teaching position in building sciences is expected.
All other issues being equal, the selection process will favor
geographic diversity of applicants.
The intent of this scholarship program is to provide critical support to
currently enrolled students with limited (or no) institutional resources
at their disposal. The program is not targeted at faculty currently
holding teaching or practice positions. Interested students are
encouraged to seek additional support from their home institutions
(department, college, and/or university) to help defray travel expenses.
Applications may be submitted by surface mail, fax, or e-mail
(preferred) and should address the following issues (which constitute
the selection criteria established for the scholarship). Please submit 2
1. Contact information: name of the applicant, institution,
address, telephone number, and e-mail address
2. Educational background: current and prior institutions and
programs, specific course work in environmental control system (building
science), relevant learning experience through practice (if applicable)
3. Summary of teaching experiences: as a teaching assistant in
environmental control systems (building sciences) -- briefly describe
the scope of your experience, your roles, and their context.
4. Personal statement: briefly describe your interest in teaching
building sciences, why you are interested, when you hope to begin
teaching, your anticipated teaching role, and the benefits you expect to
derive through participation in the SBSE Summer Retreat
5. Letter of support: a brief statement in support of your
application from a current SBSE member. This letter may be submitted by
surface mail, fax, or e-mail (preferred) to Jim Wasley.
Attendance at the retreat by both faculty and student will be viewed
favorably in evaluating applications. Scholarship recipients will be
notified by March 17, after which you must register for the retreat.
Please submit applications before 5:00P CST, Monday, March 3, 2003
Jim Wasley, SBSE President-elect
Department of Architecture
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Fax: (414) 229-6976
Scholarship recipients are expected to complete the registration form and pay a $25 reduced registration fee,
$15 SBSE student membership dues, travel expenses, and
non-retreat meal costs. SBSE will make
arrangements and payment for double-occupancy accommodation in the
cost scenarios have been developed if you wish to bring your spouse or
significant other. See the registration
page for details. The retreat venue offers opportunities for