Meredith Miller represents U-M in Indonesia

Meredith Miller represents U-M in Indonesia

Meredith Miller, assistant professor of architecture, will return to Indonesia June 16-18 to participate in a workshop organized by the USIPP Consortium – a bi-national group of twelve colleges and universities committed to advancing U.S.–Indonesia academic collaboration.

The U-M team will join sixty educators and administrators from the United States and Indonesia at Gadjah Mada University for a workshop to develop new research partnerships, explore potential areas of collaboration, and initiate joint proposals in the areas of sustainable environment and resilient community.

Miller was selected as part of the committee as a result of researching the effects of flooding, or inundation, on the megacities of Bangkok and Jakarta. Miller has also led student groups to conduct research in those cities exploring the influence of environmental thinking on architecture and its outcomes. She joins professors Herek Clack from the College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and April Bigelow, PhD, ANP-BC is in the School of Nursing in the Division of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction.

Launched in May 2013, the USIPP Consortium includes six Indonesian and six U.S. higher education institutions from Indonesia: Airlangga University, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bogor Agricultural Institute, Gadjah Mada University, Institute of the Arts – Jogjakarta, University of Indonesia; and the United States: Chatham University, Lehigh University, Miami Dade College, Northern Illinois University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington. The USIPP Consortium is a direct outcome of a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), which funded the U.S. Indonesia Partnership Program that was administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) from 2010 – 2012.

Source: Kate Wright, Center for Southeast Asian Studies