Initial Publication Date: June 14, 2016

GeoPaths Projects: Examples

The National Science Foundation's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS) program exists to "address the current needs and opportunities related to undergraduate education within the geosciences community. The primary goal of the IUSE: GEOPATHS funding opportunity is to increase the number of undergraduate students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees and/or post-graduate degrees in geoscience through the design and testing of novel approaches for engaging students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience. In order to broaden participation in the geosciences, engaging undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups or from non-geoscience degree programs is a priority. The IUSE: GEOPATHS solicitation features two funding Tracks: (1) Engaging students in the geosciences through extra-curricular experiences and training activities (GEOPATHS-EXTRA), and (2) Improving pathways into the geosciences through institutional collaborations and transfer (GEOPATHS-IMPACT)."

The projects described on the following pages were all funded through the IUSE GeoPaths program, and each has a strong component supporting 2YC-4YCU transfer. We have profiled each of these projects to highlight some promising strategies for supporting transfer.



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