Michigan Road Scholars

Through the annual Michigan Road Scholar Tour, more than 300 faculty and staff have been educated on economics, government and politics, culture, educational systems, health and social issues, history, and the geography of our state.

2019/07/17 @ 5:49
#miroadscholars Kamran Diba principal investigator Neural Circuits & Memory Lab studies brain neural activity related to learning, memory, & sleep w/ implications for aging & Alzheimer’s that could impact 28M Baby Boomers expected to develop it by 2050. https://t.co/G2Yaqnm9TF
2019/07/10 @ 6:23
2019 #miroadscholars Pamela Jagger Associate Professor School for Environment and Sustainability is the leader of the FUEL lab which studies how natural resource reliance influences the well-being of human populations in developing countries. To read more https://t.co/6T2x9kjpJF

The Michigan Road Scholar Tour takes faculty of the University of Michigan (U-M) on a five-day traveling seminar on the State of Michigan. This educational tour exposes participants to the state’s economy, government and politics, culture, educational systems, health and social issues, history, and geography.

Designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the university and the people and communities of the state, the tour introduces participants to locations the majority of U-M students call home. It also encourages university service to the public and suggests ways faculty can address state issues through research, scholarship, and creative activity.

In addition, the experience will help to develop beneficial ties and promote interdisciplinary discussion among the touring faculty; a look at past tours demonstrates the diverse itineraries enjoyed by past scholars.

The annual Michigan Road Scholar Tour, funded by the U-M Office of the Provost, receives tour planning and staffing from U-M Office of the Vice President for Government Relations (OVPGR) State Outreach Office and reports to Vice President Cynthia Wilbanks.

For Additional Information Contact:

Associate Director Dana Sitzler

Dana Sitzler

Associate Director of State Outreach

dds@umich.edu | 734-763-5554

Dana's areas of outreach include the west side of Michigan, northern, Tribal Connections and Project Manager for Michigan Road Scholars Tour.