Category Archives: Ed Workforce URM

SUPPORTING DIVERSE STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN THE JUNEAU ICEFIELD RESEARCH PROGRAM – ALLEN POPE, NATIONAL SNOW AND ICE DATA CENTER, UNITED STATES

The goal of this project is to facilitate participation of under-represented minorities as students in the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP). JIRP is a rigorous program where students spend eight weeks traversing the Juneau Icefield, learning about Arctic system science and conducting research projects along the way. There are many strong students from diverse backgrounds…
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RECLAIMING STEM – EVELYN VALDEZ-WARD, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

Reclaiming STEM will be the second annual science communication workshop, aimed at providing training for diverse scientists to learn how to communicate their science at the intersection of research and social justice. The workshop will host 200 scientists in Fall 2019 and is focused on teaching them how to effectively communicate their science in a…
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SUMMER INNOVATION LABS: NIGERIA – AYODELE FAIYETOLE, EARTHSPACE

This project will inspire Nigerian students to proceed with, complete their education and consider a STEM career pathway by sparking an interest in STEM through weeklong, hands-on, space-science workshops. This project will utilize the concept of scientific but people-oriented education (SPOE) as described in published research. Through workshops beginning in June after the school year,…
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INCREASING STEM PARTICIPATION IN ZAMBIA, AFRICA – CHIGOMEZYO NGWIRA, THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, WASHINGTON, D.C.

The overarching goal of this project is to enhance awareness and stimulate further interest in Earth & space science among university/college students and lecturers, high school teachers, policymakers, and the general public in order to increase participation of students in STEM fields. In addition, there will be instruction for high school teachers (and pre-service teachers)…
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