Alumni Impact

640 + alumni prepared for STEM careers 

> 61% of alumni are affiliated with colleges/universities in the state of Michigan

CIGLR staff (now many alumni) at the International Association of Great Lakes Research annual meeting (IAGLR).



CIGLR alumni come from 36 STATES and 8 COUNTRIES including:

STATES: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, MinnesotaSouth Carolina, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
COUNTRIES: Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Russia, Switzerland 

> 42% of alumni started out as CIGLR Great Lakes summer fellows

(pictured, the 2019 Great Lakes summer fellows)

> 17% of CIGLR alumni hold a PhD (national average is 2%)

After working with CIGLR, some alumni choose to further their education: Cornell University, Iowa State University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northeast Ohio Medical University, University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, Santa Clara University in California, Case Western, University of Canterbury, University of Vermont




CIGLR Alumni have created an extensive network at a variety of different businesses and corporations:

Washington Sea Grant, Americorps, US Fish and Wildlife Service, ESG research, Great Lakes Observing System, NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program, Marine Instrumentation Lab, Cleveland Clinic, Division of Migratory Birds, USFWS, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, NWS National Data Buoy Center – Stennis Space Center, Cleveland Water Department, FBI Laboratory, Chicago Department of Public Health, Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission, the Peace Corps, USDA NRRL Dairy and Functional Foods Unit, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, Michigan Sea Grant