Engaged Opportunity Grants

Exploring the Impact of National Housing, Work and Immigration Policies

Conducting research with the U.S. Government Accountability Office and developing reports and posters to be shared with academic and policy audiences.

A partnership between the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) provides students with an opportunity to conduct research on federal policies and how they affect states and localities. Primary areas of focus include work and changing workforce policies, workforce participation and immigration. Students gain expert advice from the field in conducting research, and the connections they make help them extend their learning beyond academic experiences to include civic life, politics and government. The analysis that students conduct enables the GAO to review federal policies at state and local levels, which is often beyond its scope. Students have the opportunity to present their research with the GAO at the Association of American Geographers conference and poster session.

Grant category: Conference Travel

The Team

  • Laurie MillerCornell Institute for Public Affairs
    College of Human Ecology
  • Zimeiyi Wang MPA ’17, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
    College of Human Ecology
  • Muhammad Bilal Ali Khan MPA ’17, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
    College of Human Ecology
  • Rong Hu MPA ’17, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
    College of Human Ecology
  • Yifei Yang MPA ’17, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
    College of Human Ecology
  • Zixuan Yao MPA ’17Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
    College of Human Ecology
  • Community partner: Association of American Geographers (conference)
  • Community partner: United States Government Accountability Office

Engaged Opportunity Grants

Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.

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