Stony Brook University

To generate a pathway between (CUNY) Lehman College’s department of Earth, Environmental & Geospatial Sciences and Stony Brook University’s graduate program in Geosciences

  • Amount $74,995
  • City Stony Brook, NY
  • Investigator Amy Cook
  • Year 2021
  • Program Higher Education
  • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education

This grant supports a budding partnership between two institutions in New York, Lehman College (a Hispanic Serving Institution) and Stony Brook University (a predominantly white institution), which seeks to address issues of representation in the Geosciences—one of the least diverse STEM fields in terms of gender, race, and disability. Grant funds will facilitate a pathway for Lehman undergraduates to Stony Brook’s graduate programs and catalyze a discussion about systemic change. Specifically, the project team will visit Lehman College to discuss research opportunities available at Stony Brook and begin recruiting for Summer research placements; host Lehman faculty and students at Stony Brook for lab demonstrations, with an emphasis on showcasing possible summer research opportunities; host Lehman students for 8 weeks and Lehman faculty for 1-2 weeks at a time over the summer of 2022; and undertake an extensive evaluation of the Summer pilot program, concluding with a detailed report on takeaways and plans for future funding.

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