Aisha Morris

Education and Community Engagement

National Science Foundation

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Essay (1)

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, ...

Conference Presentations (6)

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 ...

Helping your students find their career path and options in geosciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
While students often choose to study and major in geosciences because of their love of the discipline, they may not be aware of what career options are available following graduation. Perhaps even more critically, ...

Geodesy for everyone: Educational resources to incorporate geodetic data and concepts into instruction and activities part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Geodesy is the study of Earth's shape, gravity field, and rotation. Geodetic applications and data are used to understand many societal issues such as land surface change, drought monitoring, climate change, ...

Professional Development For Community College Faculty: Lessons Learned From Intentional Mentoring Workshops part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
The Geoscience Workforce Development Initiative at UNAVCO supports attracting, training, and professionally developing students, educators, and professionals in the geosciences. For the past 12 years, UNAVCO has ...

The Role of an NSF Facility in supporting Education: Geodesy for Everyone through UNAVCO's Education & Community Engagement Program part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
UNAVCO manages the NSF geodetic facility (GAGE: Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope) which includes a focused program devoted to education, outreach, communications and geo-workforce development. The ...

Building Pathways to STEM Careers in Geoscience and Environmental Science through the Colorado Community Colleges part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday A
Colorado's adult population ranks second in the nation for college degrees and ninth for income levels, yet Colorado's educational achievement gap for low-income, first generation, and minority students ...

Other Contributions (4)

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.

Mentoring Students through Research Experiences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Roundtable Discussions
Developing confident, capable geoscientists from diverse backgrounds requires, among many variables, the development of confident, capable mentors to help guide and support students along the path to professional ...

Teaching for Diversity and Recruitment Strategies part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Poster Sessions
See Related Oral Session w/ discussion @ 3:45pm, Thursday

Teaching For Diversity part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Oral Sessions
See Related Poster Session

Communities

Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Southwest Section

Workshop Participant