Programs: Science and Policy
ELISS: Emerging Leaders In Science and Society
ELISS is a one–year, competitive, extracurricular program for graduate and professional students in all fields. ELISS fellows will work with other fellows and mentors in one of two theme areas, Health & Wellbeing or Energy & Environment, to analyze a timely issue (e.g. childhood obesity or invasive species). Fellows will volunteer 3–5 hours per week to:
- Interview stakeholders and experts in their community to better understand the causes of and potential solutions to a complex issue.
- Inform the public and current leaders about an important issue through a collaborative team project (e.g. informational website or video, museum exhibit) and local and national events.
- Develop 21st century leadership skills such as: communicating with diverse audiences, collaborating with a distributed team, creative problem solving, and entrepreneurship.
- Explore career opportunities in all sectors with the help of mentors at local and national levels.
ELISS anticipates providing funding for the following activities:
- Multi–day orientation
- Mid–year, in–person team planning meeting
- Campus events and team projects
- Virtual learning and planning sessions
- Culminating briefing for national leaders
- Professional development and seed grants
Recruiting is now underway at our Founding Partner Campuses for the class of 2014.
page updated 05/06/2013