A place-based, oceanography summer bridge course as part of an academic and curricular pathway from 2YCs to a 4YC for Native Hawaiian and other underrepresented students in the geosciences

Michael Guidry1, Rosie Alegado2, Margaret Anne McManus3, Alma CAROLINA Castillo-Trujillo4, Haunani H Kane2, Mariko Hatta5, Victoria Sindorf6, Kimberley Kanani Mayfield7 and Maxime Grand8, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Global Environmental Science Program, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States, (4)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (5)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States, (6)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Honolulu, HI, United States, (7)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (8)Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA, United States
Abstract:
The Oceanography Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) is part of an ongoing multi-institutional, five-year NSF TCUP-PAGE award. The ultimate goal of the award is to increase the number of underrepresented students that obtain an undergraduate geoscience degree. To do this, the participating institutions are developing a multi-faceted, place-based geoscience curricular pathway for Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities from the University of Hawaii’s 2YCs to 4YC geoscience programs. UHM’s Oceanography Department has twice hosted (2018 and 2019) a six-week, residential oceanography summer bridge course as one component of this curricular pathway. We will review the results and progress to date in developing a successful and sustainable place-based oceanography summer bridge program along with the adjustments we will make to improve the program for the upcoming summer.