PEER provides emerging education researchers with hands-on experience with qualitative research methodologies. RIT is one of three locations (US, Cologne, Rwanda) taking part in PEER 2017. The initiative gathers data during the IMPRESS program, which occurs during the first two weeks of August and then continues with biweekly video meetings throughout the academic year. Now in its fourth year, past PEER participants from institutions all over the US plus Mexico and Germany. Each cohort blends experienced facilitators with junior faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students from different universities with an emphasis on publications.