An educational partnership program with minority serving institutions: A framework for producing minority scientists in NOAA-related disciplines

Larry Robinson, Jacqueline Rousseau, Delicia Mapp, Vernon Morris, Meka Later

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Abstract

An effective partnership with Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) has been established with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Building on a commitment to increase research collaboration with MSIs, a collaborative program developed by NOAA and its MSI partners has led to a significant increase in the education and graduation of students from underrepresented communities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that support NOAA's mission. NOAA's Educational Partnership Program (EPP) with Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) was established in 2001 with a primary goal to increase individuals trained in STEM fields from which NOAA may select its future workforce. The program uses the National Science Foundation (NSF) data and internally developed performance metrics to illustrate a measurable impact on national statistics. To date, over 900 undergraduate and graduate students have benefited directly from educational and research experiences through the EPP and over 340 secondary (middle school and high school) students have participated in EPP activities designed to encourage students to pursue degrees in STEM fields. The EPP framework demonstrates that an effective partnership, with best practices, and concrete examples of success is available as a template for institutions and agencies working to replicate these successes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-492
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Geoscience Education
Volume55
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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