Paid Summer Research Experiences: Finding and Applying to Programs (January 2015)
Presenters: Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation Yolanda Treviño, Assistant Dean, University Graduate School, Indiana University Nelson Zounlome, 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.
Presenters: Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation Idella Yamden, Ideadvance Program Manager for the Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC), University of Wisconsin Extension Samuel Merriweather, Associate Director, TAMUS LSAMP, Texas A&M 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.
Presenters: Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation Joerg Schlatterer, Program Director, Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation Brandon Jones, Assisant Center Director, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency
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.
Presenters: Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, IBP Bernard Batson, Associate Director of Student Services, College of
Engineering, University of South Florida LaTasha Taylor Starr, Doctoral Student, University of Texas, Arlington, and Business Development Analyst, Lockheed Martin
LaTasha Taylor Starr
IBP collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar, which featured two guest speakers who outlined resources and answered questions for future graduate students.
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
IBP collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar which featured three guest speakers who reviewed topics and questions related to negotiating your postdoc position.
Presenters: Ashanti Johnson, Executive Director Shekar Bhansali, Alcatel-Lucent Professor and the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of South Florida Nekesha Williams, Postdoc, Earth and Atomospheric Sciences, City University of New York (CUNY), City College of New York
IBP collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar which featured three guest speakers who reviewed the "what, why, and how" of postdoc positions.
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.
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.
This material is based upon work partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0646359, 1444498, 1139269, 0853147, 0827110, 0749544, 0703763, 0701472, 0549302, 0503536, 0456706, 0429048, 0954286, 0728588, 0834096, 1444382, 1037641, 1038809, 1315956, 1506040.
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