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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 Sciences.

SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN GEOSCIENCE & ENGINEERING- 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.
Application period begins mid November through early February.

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 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 Sciences.

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News

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.

SURGE Scholar awarded Best Poster Presentation at the 2012 ABRCMS Conference

David Connor, Morehouse College student and 2012 SURGE alumni, received the Best Poster Presentation in the category of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics and winner in interdisciplinary area during the Annual Biomedical Research Conference that took place in San Jose, CA in November.

Visiting Research Scholar Asinta Manyele and QCN research

Asinta Manyele is a visiting research scholar from the University of Dar es Salaam where she is a Electronics and Communication graduate student. She is also a lecturer at Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology in Tanzania.

Asinta visited Stanford University this summer working in Jesse Lawrence's Geophysics lab to learn more Quaker Catcher Network (QCN) techniques that she can share in her home country.