The application deadline for the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU (MS PHD’S–GEO REU) Professional Development Program has been extended to September 22, 2014! This exciting new program hosted by the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) offers full financial support to attend the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting including air travel, lodging, registration and meals for all students who are accepted to the MS PHD’S-GEO REU program and engage in all MS PHD’S-GEO REU activities.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your undergraduate students who have participated in a recent NSF REU program to experience the AGU Fall Meeting and join a community of underrepresented groups committed to achieving outstanding STEM careers! Please encourage your eligible students to apply!

Applicants can apply online at: http://www.msphds.org/POSapp.aspx

To be eligible for the MS PHD’S–GEO REU, applicants

·  Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent U.S. resident

·  Must have completed a recent NSF REU program in one of the following disciplines: Earth Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Polar Sciences, or Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences. (Preference will be given to those applicants who completed their NSF REU program in 2014.)

The MS PHD’S–GEO REU will occur December 13-19, 2014 in conjunction with the December 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.

Modeled after IBP’s highly successful Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success (MS PHD’S) in Earth System Science Professional Development Program, the MS PHD’S-GEO REU joins the MS PHD’S family as a unique program designed specifically for underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduates who have participated in a recent National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program in one of the following disciplines: Earth Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Polar Sciences, or Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences.

Participants in the MS PHD’S–GEO REU program will engage in virtual and on-site professional development, networking, community building and mentoring activities designed to provide URM undergraduates with exposure to, interaction with, and increased participation in the STEM community. Financial support to attend the AGU Fall Meeting including air travel, lodging, registration and meals will be provided to all students who are accepted to the MS PHD’S–GEO REU program and engage in all MS PHD’S–GEO REU activities. These activities include:

·  Mentoring – by pairing students with mentors and facilitating mentor-mentee activities and dialogue

·  Professional Development – by conducting a series of carefully designed activities and workshops covering several topics including networking, career awareness and preparation, as well as oral and written communication

·  Science Exposure – by providing students with exposure to a national research conference and by networking students with established minority and non-minority researchers in the STEM fields

·  Access to Resources – by connecting students with opportunities such as paid internships, scholarships, and fellowships and the resources to help them create successful applications

·  A Supportive Community of Peers – by actively engaging students in community building activities and by providing platforms for ongoing virtual communication among program participants.

For questions or additional information regarding the MS PHD’S–GEO REU, please contact [email protected].

 

Lois Ricciardi

MS PHD’S Project Manager

Institute for Broadening Participation

Ph:  727-459-6773

www.msphds.org

www.pathwaystostem.org

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