Education and Community Engagement
National Science Foundation
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Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS): Engaging and Supporting Historically Underrepresented Students in the Geosciences part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences:Essays
Aisha Morris, Education and Community Engagement, UNAVCO Over the past 9 years, UNAVCO supported 44 interns through Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS), an NSF-funded multi-year, ...
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Geoscience Workforce Development Activities at UNAVCO part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
This presentation focuses on the ongoing efforts at UNAVCO to meet the needs of students and faculty dedicated to broadening participation in the future geoscience workforce. The geosciences lag behind other STEM ...
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Supporting Minority Students at UNAVCO part of Integrate:Program Design:Increase Diversity:Supporting Minority Students
Over the past 9 years, UNAVCO has supported 44 interns through Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS), an NSF-funded multi-year, geoscience research internship, community support, and professional development program. Upper-division students from underrepresented groups spend 11 weeks in Boulder, Colorado during the summer conducting an independent, authentic research project under the guidance of a research mentor and the support of a communications mentor. RESESS interns are also mentored and supported after the summer program, and throughout the academic year by RESESS program staff. The primary goal of the RESESS program is to increase the number of historically underrepresented students entering the geosciences. The alumni of RESESS are 55% Latino/Hispanic, 27% African American/Black, 11% Native American, and 7% Asian American. Of the 30 interns who have earned a BS or BA, 13 are enrolled in a Masters program, and 8 are currently enrolled in a doctorate program. Nine RESESS alumni are working in private industry, five of those in the geosciences.