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Paid Summer Research Experiences and Paid Internships: Finding and Applying to Programs


Presenters:

Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation
Yolanda Trevino, Assistant Dean, University Graduate School, Indiana University
Nelson Zounlame, McNair Scholar, Indiana University, Bloomington

This webinar shares the basics of how undergraduates can find and apply to paid summer research and paid internships. In collaboration with COSEE-OS, IBP staff guide participants through tips on finding programs and strengthening 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.

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Transitioning from Community College to a 4 Year College? How to use your science, technology, engineering, or math degree for an Ocean Science Career!


Presenters:

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

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    Funding your STEM Graduate Education


    Presenters:

    Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, IBP
    Angello Astorga, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Andrew Mountcastle, Harvard University

    Featuring tips and advice from recent graduates who successfully funded their own education, this webinar discusses all the different types of funding options — from teach assistantships (T.A.) and research assistantships (R.A.) to fellowships. Produced in collaboration with COSEE-OS.

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    Funding your Graduate Education in the Ocean Sciences


    Presenters:

    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

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    STEM Fellowship Applications and Personal Statements


    Presenters:

    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.

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    Making the Most of Your STEM Graduate Program


    Presenters:

    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.

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      Preparing and Applying for a STEM Postdoc Position


      Presenters:

      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

      Three guest speakers discuss what and how to negotiate when offered a postdoc position. From lab space to salary, research support, and quality of life, find out what is typical and what can be negotiated. Produced in collaboration with COSEE-OS.

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      Negotiating a Postdoc Position


      Presenters:

      Ashanti Johnson, Executive Director, IBP
      Edward Krug, Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
      Joniqua Howard, Post Doctoral Assistant, PRoTECT Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

      Three guest speakers discuss what and how to negotiate when offered a postdoc position. From lab space to salary, research support, and quality of life, find out what is typical and what can be negotiated. Produced in collaboration with COSEE-OS.

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      Mentoring Underrepresented Students


      Presenters:

      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. 

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        Pathways of Support


        Presenters:

        Christina De la Rocha, Marine Environmental Sciences Laboratory
        Philip Bell, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences
        Carrie Tzou, Assistant Professor, Education

        This 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. 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. Produced in partnership with COSEE-OS.

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        Making the Most of Your Postdoc Position


        Presenters:

        Tiffany Katz, Postdoctoral Scholar University of Pittsburgh
        Ansley Abraham, Director, SREB Doctoral Scholars Program Southern Regional Education Board

        Once you’ve secured a postdoc position, the next step is making the most of your experience. Learn from a recent postdoc, some of the “do’s” and “don’ts” for success. Produced in collaboration with COSEE-OS.

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          Diversity, Inclusion, & Broadening Participation Resources


          Presenters:

          David Siegfried, Director of Assessment Processes
          Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation

          An overview of IBP and PathwaysToScience.org resources on recruitment, retention, mentoring, and student support.

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