Student Affiliates

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Student Resilience Research and Outreach

The Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience has launched a student affiliation program to help connect undergraduate and graduate students with faculty and resources in resilience and adaptation. There is no cost for students to apply and participate, and students may be eligible for travel grants or other research- or engagement-focused grants or stipends.
Benefits of the program include

Benefits of the program include:

  • One student event per semester with a speaker on a coastal resilience topic, with virtual attendance options for online students.
  • An opportunity to present work at a student poster session held at the Spring event, with awards for excellence in both graduate and undergraduate work.
  • An opportunity to apply for travel funding to support attendance at conferences and symposia.
  • Access to a database with postings for fellowships, internships, and other opportunities.
  • The potential for projects to be featured by ICAR leadership in its promotional materials, including connections with ICAR affiliates.
  • The opportunity to build your CV to apply for jobs, graduate programs, or other opportunities, including receiving a letter of recommendation from ICAR

The 2024 ICAR Student Affiliates

Joseph Adams

Haley Baker

Blaizen Bloom

Nicole Carpenter

Ella DiPetto

Robin Dunbar

Vegas Fetterly

Sierra Hildebrandt

Faith Masibili

Kaitlyn Pounders

Kaitlyn Ruba

To qualify and stay affiliated, students must submit this form  once per academic year, maintaining eligibility provided any of the following conditions of affiliation are met:

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Graduate affiliation additionally requires CV submission and at least one written recommendation from an ODU faculty member. Graduate students from partner institutions may also apply provided they are working on an ODU-affiliated project.

Students interested in ICAR’s student affiliate program can see the application form, or for more information contact Program and Finance Manager Vincent E. Hodges at 757-683-3460 or