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!
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
Do I have to pay to go to graduate school? How does it all work? The Institute for Broadening Participation collaborated with COSEE-OS to host this webinar outlining the process of applying for graduate funding. Liv Detrick and Chris Cash foam the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) reviewed the basic differences between the undergraduate and graduate experience, outlined the different funding options available, including fixed and portable funding sources, and reviewed a timeline and tips on applying. Adrian Ponce, guest speaker from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, elaborated upon opportunities available from NASA.
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.
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.
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.