RCP-Affiliated Courses

Photo of students sampling water

Students taking dissolved oxygen measurements downstream of Watertown dam, as part of a Civil Engineering graduate course working on an RCP project in Carver County. Credit: Zeinab Takbiri, 2015

RCP-affiliated courses provide students the opportunity to apply skills to a project identified as a high priority for advancing community resiliency and sustainability. Graduate, professional, and advanced undergraduate students can participate in RCP by enrolling in an RCP-affiliated course (listed below), or by connecting an individual thesis, capstone, field experience, culminating experience, internship, or directed study to an RCP project.

Students work with local government staff—and, where appropriate, other community stakeholders such as local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and residents—to develop their projects. Because RCP courses work closely with the community to make sure the work is aligned with their needs, there is great potential for student work to be implemented. Contact RCP staff at rcp@umn.edu to discuss connecting your individual work to an RCP project!

Spring Semester 2021 Courses

ESPM 3111/5111: Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods (Instuctor: Joe Magner)

  • Carver County: Identifying Best Management Practices to Improve Storm Water Reuse Irrigation Systems

CEGE 4102W/4103W/4104W Capstone Design (Instructor: CEGE Faculty)  

  • Carver County: Identifying Best Management Practices to Improve Storm Water Reuse Irrigation Systems

PA 8081 Planning and Public Affairs Capstone (Instructor: Greg Lindsay)

  • Metropolitan Council: Surface with Purpose: Developing a Climate Adaptation & Resilience Tool 
  • City of Minnetonka: Planning for Land Use & Economic Development Post-COVID-19


PA 8081 Public Participation Capstone (
Instructor: Lisa Barajas)

  • City of Woodbury: Enhancing Woodbury's Urban Tree Canopy


FNRM 4501/5501: Urban Forest Management: Managing Greenspaces for People
 (Instructor: Eric North)

  • City of Woodbury: Enhancing Woodbury's Urban Tree Canopy


IE 4041W: Senior Design
(Instructor: Lisa Miller)

  • Carver County: Identifying Transit Needs in Carver County


SPH Culminating Experience
(Instructor: Jesse Berman)

  • Metropolitan Council: Surface with Purpose: Developing a Climate Adaptation & Resilience Tool

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