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Journal of Geoscience Education Special Issue: Broadening Participation in the Earth Sciences, v 58, n 6. Special Issue Editors - Eric M. Riggs (Purdue University) and Claudia J. Alexander (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

  • Broadening Participation in the Earth Sciences - Eric M. Riggs (Purdue University) and Claudia J. Alexander (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
  • Diversity in the Geosciences and Successful Strategies for Increasing Diversity - Jacqueline E. Huntoon (Michigan Technological University) and Melissa J. Lane (National Science Foundation)
  • The Geoscience Pipeline: A Conceptual Framework - Roger Levine (American Institutes for Research), Raquel Gonzalez (University of Maryland - College Park), Susan Cole (American Institutes for Research), Miriam Fuhrman (Rock Solid Testing Services), and Kerstin Carlson Le Floch (American Institutes for Research)
  • Raising Scholastic Achievement in Minority-reached Classes Through Earth Systems Teaching - Nir Orion (Weizmann Institute of Science), Oded Ben-Menacham (Weizmann Institute of Science), and Yaron Shur (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Sharing the Land: Attracting Native American Students to the Geosciences - Eric M. Riggs (Purdue University), Eleanora Robbins (San Diego State University), and Rebekka Darner (San Diego State University)
  • An Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions: A Framework for Producing Minority Scientists in NOAA-Related Disciplines - Larry Robinson (Florida A&M University), Jacqueline Rousseau (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Delicia Mapp (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Vernon Morris (Howard University), and Meka Laster (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • A Decade of Lessons Learned - Donald K. Walter (South Carolina State University), Shermane A. Austin (Medgar Evers College CUNY), Leon P. Johnson (Medgar Evers College CUNY), Penny A. Morris (University of Houston-Downtown), and Carlos Salgado (Norfolk State University)
  • BEST Practices for Broadening Participation in the Geosciences: Strategies from the UCAR Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) Program - Rajul E. Pandya (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research), Sandra Henderson (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research), Richard A. Anthes (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research), and Roberta M. Johnson (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
  • Introducing the Geosciences to Alaska Natives via the Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) - Catherine L. Hanks (University of Alaska Fairbanks), Denise Wartes (University of Alaska Fairbanks), Roger Levine (American Institutes for Research), Raquel Gonzalez (American Institutes for Research), Sarah Fowell (University of Alaska Fairbanks), and Greg Owens (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
  • The Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success (MS PHD'S) in Earth System Science Professional Development Initiative: Enhancing Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact of Diversity through Alignment of Vision, Goals and Objectives, and Measurement - Ashanti J. Pyrtle (University of South Florida) and Vivian A. Williamson-Whitney (Institute for Broadening Participation)
  • Virtual Community Building for Effective Engagement of Students of Color in Earth System Science: Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth Science Case Study - Ashanti J. Pyrtle (University of South Florida), Jozan M. Powell, and Vivian A. Williamson-Whitney (Institute for Broadening Participation)
  • Building a Diverse and Innovative Ocean Workforce through Collaboration and Partnerships that Integrate Research and Education: HBCUs and Marine Laboratories - Matthew R. Gilligan (Savannah State University), Peter G. Verity (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography), Clayton B. Cook (Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution), Susan B. Cook (Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education), Melissa G. Booth (University of Georgia Marine Institute), and Marc E. Frischer (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Jackson State University Program in Fish Stock Assessment - Paulinus Chigbu (University of Maryland Eastern Shore), Ambrose Jearld Jr. (National Marine Fisheries Service), and Michael J. Fogarty (National Marine Fisheries Service)
  • Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences through Providing HBCU Science Majors Training in Natural History Interpretation and Teaching Experiences in Predominantly African-American Communities - Carol J. Pride (Savannah State University) and Margaret M. Olsen (UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium)
  • Recruiting and Graduating Minority Geoscientists from the University of New Orleans - Laura Serpa (University of Texas at El Paso), Lisa White (San Francisco State University), and Terry L. Pavlis (University of Texas at El Paso)
  • AMulti-Level, Multi-Component Program at San Jose State University to Enhance Diversity in the Geosciences - Richard Sedlock (San Jose State University) and Ellen Metzger, (San Jose State University)
  • Applications of a GIS Program to Tribal Research: its Benefits, Challenges and Extensions to the Community - Sylvio Mannel (Oglala Lakota College), Kim Winkelman (Comanche Nation College), Stacy Phelps (Oglala Lakota College), and Mike Fredenberg (Oglala Lakota College)
  • A Multifaceted Outreach Model for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences in Buffalo, NY - Philip J. Stokes (University of Arizona), Gregory S. Baker (University of Tennessee), Jason P. Briner (SUNY Buffalo), and Dara J. Dorsey (Buffalo State College)
  • Earth Core: Enhancing Delivery of Geoscience Content in a Diverse School System During Times of Changing State Standards - John L. Pecore (Georgia State University), Beth A Christensen (Adelphi University), Heather Mobley (Qualitative Research Consultant), and Nydia R Hanna (Georgia State University)
  • Effectiveness of a Summer Experience for Inspiring Interest in Geoscience Among Hispanic-American High School Students - Kate C. Miller (University of Texas at El Paso), Tina Carrick (University of Texas at El Paso), Carmen Martinez-Sussmann (American Institutes for Research), Roger Levine (American Institutes for Research), Christopher L. Andronicos (Cornell University), and Richard P. Langford (University of Texas at El Paso)

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Broadening Access to STEM

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Carleton's Interdisciplinary Science and Math Initiative (CISMI) - This site describes the FOCUS and the Carleton Summer Science Fellows programs, which were created to support students under-represented in science and math. Faculty have also incorporated problem solving and group work into courses. The site includes resources for faculty, including Literature resources for broadening access to science and math and examples of courses using group work and problem solving.

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Institute for Broadening Participation (2014). Designing for Success: Positive factors that support success in STEM pathways and reduce barriers to participation: what does the research say about what enables students to succeed and persist in STEM fields? Damariscotta, ME: Institute for Broadening Participation. 12 p.

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