Paid Summer Research Experiences: Finding and Applying to Programs (January 2015)
Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation Yolanda Trevino, Assistant Dean, University Graduate School, Indiana University Nelson Zounlame, McNair Scholar, Indiana University, Bloomington
The Institute for Broadening Participation collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar with the goal of sharing the basics of how undergraduates can seek and apply for summer research experiences. Liv Detrick and Chris Cash from the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) guided participants through a concept map-based presentation highlighting a variety of information and tips that can help students to get started on or enhance their applications. Veterans of paid summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and NASA summer internships were also on hand to provide first-hand insights into their recent research opportunities.
Transitioning from Community College to a 4 Year College? How to use your science, technology, engineering, or math degree for an Ocean Science Career!
Chris Cash, Director of Student Assistance Programs Liv Detrick, Director of Web Development; Project Manager, NASA OSSI William Ellis, Associate Professor of Oceanograpy and Associate Director, University of Maine School of Marine Sciences
The Institute for Broadening Participation collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar with the goal of sharing information on preparing for a career in Ocean Sciences
Funding your Graduate Education in the Ocean Sciences
Chris Cash, Director of Student Assistance Programs Liv Detrick, Director of Web Development; Project Manager, NASA OSSI Melanie Harrison, Environmental Scientist - NOAA Leonard Pace, Science Assistant, National Science Foundation
IBP collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar, which featured two guest speakers who outlined resources for graduate students pursuing Ocean Sciences
STEM Fellowship Applications and Personal Statements
Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation Joerg Schlatterer, Program Director, Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation Chris O'Brien, Ford Fellowship Program
This webinar covers the typical components of STEM graduate fellowship applications and provides tips on acquiring strong letters of recommendation and writing research statements and personal statements. It also includes information on fellowship review criteria and the mechanics of review panels.
Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation Idella Yamden, Business Development Consultant, Center for Technology Commercialization, University of Wisconsin Extension Klarissa Kahill, Graduate Student, Arkansas State University
The Institute for Broadening Participation collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar with the goal of sharing information on strategies to have a sucessful graduate experience. Topics covered include cultivating your mentor network, creating an individual career development plan, and preparing for careers in academia and industry.
Preparing and Applying for a STEM Postdoc Position
Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation Cindy Leiton, Postdoctoral Researcher, Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University Herbert Geller, Associate Director for Education, Division of Intramural Research National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
IBP collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar which featured three guest speakers who reviewed the "what, why, and how" of postdoc positions.
Brian Bingham, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Western Washington University Ashanti Johnson, Executive Director, Institute for Broadening Participation; Faculty Research Associate, University of Texas Arlington, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
COSEE-OS and COSEE-Ocean Learning Communities hosted a "Many Learning Pathways in Ocean Science" webinar in partnership with the Institute for Broadening Participation. The webinar featured the topics "Why Do We Mentor?" with Prof. Brian Bingham and "Building Diversity in STEM through Mentoring & Outreach" with Prof. Ashanti Johnson. Dr. Binhgam presented experiences relating to his work with the Multicultural Initiative in Marine Science: Undergraduate Participation (MMISUP) program, as well as his insights as a long-time mentor of underrepresented students. Dr. Johnson discussed successful mentoring strategies that could be enacted by scientists at any stage in their careers based on literature and personal experience. In addition to conducting geochemical research, Dr. Johnson engages in scholarly activities designed to facilitate research and professional development experiences for Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Sciences.
Christina De la Rocha, Marine Environmental Sciences Laboratory Philip Bell, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences Carrie Tzou, Assistant Professor, Education
On May 13th COSEE-OS and COSEE-Ocean Learning Communities (OLC) hosted the first "Many Learning Pathways in Ocean Science" webinar in partnership with the Institute for Broadening Participation. The webinar featured Dr. Christina De La Rocha (Marine Environmental Sciences Laboratory, Brest, France) and Phil Bell and Carrie Tzou (both from COSEE-OLC). Dr. De La Rocha shared her challenges and lessons learned as she traveled through a winding and changing career path. COSEE-OLC presenters gave the audience insight into the strategies and modes that can be used to interact with and support underrepresented students in STEM educational activities and careers. Phil and Carrie shared supporting literature from the education field that describes the need for multiple sources of support from a variety of sources to enhance Learners’ personal and intellectual development.
The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program focuses on increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in astronomy, biology, chemistry, materials science and physics. Students work towards the Master’s degree at Fisk with the intention to enter a PhD program at Vanderbilt or elsewhere, with access to instructional and research opportunities at both institutions. Tuition, stipend, and medical insurance are provided. The application deadline is April 15th. Click here to learn more and apply!