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!

Fall Semester 2020 Courses

PA 5041 Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (Instructor: Dr. Dipali Mukhopadhyay
Students have the opportunity to choose to work on the following projects:

  • City of Saint Paul: Maximizing Saint Paul Employment Assets: Connecting the Workforce with Job-Rich Sectors
  • Capitol River District Council: Identifying Opportunities to Improve Wayfinding in Downtown Saint Paul
  • City of Minnetonka: Planning for Land Use & Economic Development Post-COVID-19


RCP Fellows

  • City of Little Canada: Developing the Pioneer Park Master Plan


ISyE 5561 Analytics & Data-Driven Decision Making
(Instructor: Dr. Darin England)
Students have the opportunity to choose to work on the following projects:

  • City of Victoria: Planning for a Future Fire Station in the City of Victoria
  • Carver County: Identifying Transit Needs in Carver County


HORT 4061W - Turfgrass Management
(Instructor: Dr. Eric Watkins)

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


CEGE 4102W/4104W Capstone Design for Civil / Environmental Engineering
(Instructor: Dr. John Gulliver)
Students have the opportunity to choose to work on the following project:

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


PA 5211 Program Evaluation
(Instructor: Emily Kalnicky) 
Students have the opportunity to choose to work on the following projects:

  • Capitol River District Council: Identifying Opportunities to Improve Wayfinding in Downtown Saint Paul
  • Carver County: Identifying Transit Needs in Carver County


DES 3331 Urban Street Life
(Instructor: Satoko Muratake)

  • Capitol River District Council: Designing a Wayfinding System in Downtown Saint Paul

 

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