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Diversity

Our Commitment to Graduate Student Diversity.  Please read Associate Dean Jerry Harris' interview with the Office of International Affairs on Pursuing Excellence through Diversity in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN GEOSCIENCE & ENGINEERING - SURGE

SURGE provides undergraduate scholars (from Stanford and other U.S. institutions) with a mentored research experience in a Stanford research group or laboratory. This fully funded, eight-week, summer residential program combines a rigorous research assignment with a comprehensive training and mentoring program. SURGE focuses on preparing students for graduate school,and therefore targets rising undergraduate juniors and seniors.

The application period starts in November and runs through late January.

Partnerships

Partnerships with other universities are an important component of OMA's initiatives. OMA fosters collaboration with partner institutions for building capacity in the Geosciences. Partnerships can be developed to include faculty and student exchanges, teaching, and research.

Jerry Harris"Our mission is to promote a unified community of inclusion, respect, and excellence through the development of a student body, staff, and faculty that reflect the diversity of our national communities and international partners."

Professor Jerry M. Harris
School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs.

To learn more about OMA's vision, please read Associate Dean Jerry Harris' interview with the Office of International Affairs on Pursuing Excellence through Diversity in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences.

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News

Stanford Hosts First Conference for New California Alliance

The alliance, includes four leading West Coast universities – Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA and the California Institute of Technology.  With this intellectual firepower, the group was formed to help knock down age-old barriers that have boxed in many people. The effort is funded by a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Together, these institutions are targeting a serious problem in higher education – the lack of underrepresented minority PhD students in the mathematical, physical and computer sciences and in engineering.

 

Stanford Summer Program Brings More Diversity to the Earth Sciences

The Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE) program brings students from smaller liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions or underserved backgrounds to Stanford for a summer of earth science research and graduate school preparation.

Consortium aims to boost minority faculty in STEM fields

Too few underrepresented minority PhD holders in science, technology, engineering and math are advancing to the postdoctoral and faculty ranks. With a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, four leading West Coast universities have joined forces to find a solution. Stanford Earth Sciences PhD candidates Jeremy Brown(Geophysics) and Rebecca Hernandez (Environmental Earth System Science) share their experiences.