Climate Literacy--Engaging Faculty and Students at Minority Serving Institutions in STEM: successful approaches

Session ID#: 23325

Session Description:

Climate change is arguably the most urgent problem facing the world today, and solutions will require a diverse, informed citizenry with a good grasp of STEM skills. Greater diversity among experts is also needed; yet minority students are vastly underrepresented in STEM fields, and even though STEM fields are growing, numbers of minorities employed in those positions have not kept up with that growth. What steps are needed to increase participation of minority students in STEM fields of study? Are there unique methods needed for students enrolled at minority serving institutions? Which faculty professional development programs have helped enhance STEM coursework at MSIs? How do we engage minority students early in STEM programs? How do we provide minority STEM field role models? What approaches have been successful?

We welcome papers that share faculty experiences, resources and lessons learned teaching climate science and engaging minority students in STEM courses and careers.

Primary Convener:  Louise T Huffman, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States
Conveners:  Wendy E Abshire, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Elizabeth W. Mills, American Meteorological Society, Education Program, Washington, DC, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

John Strybos, Alamo Colleges, Facilities, San Antonio, TX, United States
Hilarie B Davis, Technology for Learning Consortium, Inc., North Kingstown, RI, United States and Louise T. Hoffman, Director of Education and Public Outreach Ice Drilling Program Office Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH, United States
Wendy E Abshire1, Elizabeth W. Mills1, Scott W. Slough2, James A Brey1, Ira W. Geer1 and Kira A. Nugnes1, (1)American Meteorological Society, Education Program, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Stephen F. Austin State University (Retired), Nacogdoches, TX, United States
Josetta Arnold, Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Felicia Wider-Lewis, Edward Waters College, Mathematics, Jacksonville, FL, United States and Alieen Miller-Jenkins, Edward Waters College, Science, Jacksonville, FL, United States
Suseela Remata Reddy, Jackson State Univ, Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Geoscience, Jackson, MS, United States, Francis Tuluri, Jackson State University, Clinton, MS, United States and Mehri Fadavi, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, United States
Gretchen Gurtler, Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory, Tucumcari, NM, United States
Bonnie Murray1, Erica J Alston1, Lin H Chambers2, Andrea Bynum1, Caroline Montgomery1, Stacie Blue3, Courtney Kowalczak4, Adrian Leighton5 and Lisa Bosman6, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Faculty, Rolette County, ND, United States, (4)Faculty, Cloquet, MN, United States, (5)Faculty, Pablo, MT, United States, (6)Faculty, Keshena, WI, United States
Bernice Rosenzweig and Anthony Daniel Cak, Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Environmental Sciences Initiative, New York, NY, United States
Reginald Blake1, Janet Liou-Mark1, Hamidreza Norouzi2, Daniela Viviana Vladutescu3 and Laura Yuen-Lau4, (1)CUNY New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (2)New York City College of Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (3)New York City College of Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (4)New York City College of Technology, Honors Scholars Program, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar1, Jason Rosenzweig2 and Shishir Shishodia2, (1)Texas Southern University, Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Texas Southern University, Department of Biology, Houston, TX, United States
David Padgett, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, United States
Jacob Oluwoye, Alabama A & M University, Normal, AL, United States

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