Laura Medwid

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    College: Urban Planning and Public Affairs Department: Government Finance Research Center
    Title: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    Office: 324B CUPPA Hall Phone: 865-313-9741
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Undergraduates will have the opportunity to get involved in understanding water affordability throughout the state of Illinois while honing research and data management skills.

    The Government Finance Research Center is looking for students to aid in data collection and management for their Water Rate Setting Study. This experience will prepare students interested in careers in fields related to public policy, natural resource management, water provision, and environmental justice.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Junior or senior status

    Preferred qualifications:
    Research skills
    Strong interpersonal skills
    Ability to work independently and communicate research findings to the team
    High performance in at least one course involving data collection methods, data analysis methods, or general research skills

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Looking for motivated and detail oriented students to participate in the collection of water rate data for cities, towns and villages across Illinois. Students will use research skills to collect primary data for use in the Government Finance Research Center's "Water Rate Setting Study." More information about this research initiative may be found here:

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