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Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop

Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop

9th Annual Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop

The Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop is an initiative of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) designed to provide a forum for graduate students to present and discuss their ongoing research with senior mentors in environment-behavior design research. The purpose of the workshop is to strengthen and further thesis/dissertation work, as well to support the development of networks for young researchers, both with senior researchers and with other graduate students.

All students engaged in environment-behavior research and/or design at a graduate level are invited to apply to participate.

The 9th annual Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Brooklyn, concurrent with the EDRA50 Pre-Conference Intensives. During the day-long workshop each student selected will present their work during a 45-minute time slot which includes 10 minutes presentation of their thesis/dissertation work to date followed by 30-35 minutes of feedback and discussion with mentors.

These extended workshop sessions are intended to provide focused feedback on the specific work of the presenter as well as general direction related to furthering and improving graduate-level work.

Students accepted to present and/or attend the Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop are expected to commit to the full day of the workshop which would then preclude them from attending other Intensives sessions.

All students accepted to participate in the workshop as either presenters or observers are also expected to be registered for the full conference, or else to have a one-day registration for the day of the Intensives.

The number of student presenters is limited to 20 students. However, additional spaces will be available for other students as observers to attend and participate in all workshop sessions, including all plenary and student presentation sessions.



Tentative Schedule

Time Schedule
8:45 - 9:15am Technology set up for presenters
9:15 - 9:30am Workshop and Mentor Introductions
9:30 - 9:45am Break
9:45 - 10:30am Student Presentation Session 1
10:30 - 11:15am Student Presentation Session 2
11:15 - 12:00pm Student Presentation Session 3
12:00pm - 1:30pm Group Lunch
1:30pm - 2:15pm Student Presentation Session 4
2:15 - 3:00pm Student Presentation Session 5
3:00 - 3:15pm Break
3:15 - 4:00pm Student Presentation Session 6
4:00 - 4:30pm Ending & Thanks to Mentors
4:30 - 5:30pm Student Happy Hour

*Lunch will be provided (sponsored)


Register for EDRA50


May 22 - 26, 2019

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Where: New York University
Brooklyn, New York
United States



Register Today!

Online registration is available until: 5/22/2019


Keynote Speaker


Jan Gehl - Keynote Speaker


Jan Gehl

Architect, professor and consultant on urban design, has focused his career on improving the quality of urban life, by reorienting the design of the city towards the pedestrian, public life and cyclists.

Forty years of research at the Royal Danish Academy School of Architecture in Copenhagen have resulted in a number of by now “classic” books. Life Between Buildings (1971) and Cities for the People (2010), now published in more than forty languages, are among the most referenced resources in city planning.

In 2000, Gehl founded with Helle Søholt Gehl Architects with the purpose of applying theories to practical planning. Major improvement projects have been carried out for Copenhagen, Melbourne, Sydney, London, New York and Moscow.


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Application Procedure

Students interested in presenting their research during the workshop are requested to submit a short application form by January 21, 2019. Notices of acceptance will be issued by February 18, 2019. Those students wishing to register to attend as an observer can do so during the regular conference registration process.

Signed applications must be submitted to the EDRA Student Representative at by the January 21 deadline.




Important Dates

February 18, 2019
Notices of Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop acceptance sent out for presenters

March 4, 2019
Deadline for students to send a Confirmation of Participation notice and register to attend EDRA50Brooklyn.

Note: additional spots may open up at this point. Unregistered students will be dropped, and spots will be offered to the waitlisted students.

March 4, 2019
EDRA Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop Conference Registration deadline

March 16, 2019
Expanded (5 page) Research Summary due from accepted presenters

May 22, 2019
Day of Workshop

Any questions regarding the workshop or the application procedure should be directed to Jinoh Park, EDRA Student Representative to the Board at

We hope to see you in Brooklyn on May 22!