MS PHD’S-GEO REU! Deadline September 15, 2014!
I am excited to announce that IBP has received an NSF award to establish the
Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU (MS
PHD’S-GEO REU<http://www.msphds.org/POS.aspx>) Professional Development Program!
The MS PHD’S-GEO REU joins the MS PHD’S family as a unique program designed
specifically for underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduates who have
participated in a recent National Science Foundation Research Experience for
Undergraduates (NSF REU) program in one of the following disciplines: Earth
Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Polar Sciences, or Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
(Preference will be given to those applicants who completed their NSF REU
program in 2014).
The MS PHD’S-GEO REU will occur December 13-19, 2014 in conjunction with the
December 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU<http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2014/>)
Applicants can apply online at: http://www.msphds.org/POSapp.aspx
Deadline to apply: September 15, 2014!
To be eligible for the MS PHD’S-GEO REU, applicants
* Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent U.S. resident
* Must have completed a recent NSF REU program in one of the following
disciplines: Earth Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Polar Sciences, or Atmospheric and
Geospace Sciences. (Preference will be given to those applicants who completed
their NSF REU program in 2014.)
Participants in the MS PHD’S-GEO REU program will engage in virtual and on-site
professional development, networking, community building and mentoring
activities designed to provide URM undergraduates with exposure to, interaction
with, and increased participation in the STEM community. Financial support to
attend the AGU Fall Meeting including air travel, lodging, registration and
meals will be provided to all students who are accepted to the MS PHD’S-GEO REU
program and engage in all MS PHD’S-GEO REU activities. These activities include:
* Mentoring – by pairing students with mentors and facilitating
mentor-mentee activities and dialogue
* Professional Development – by conducting a series of carefully designed
activities and workshops covering several topics including networking, career
awareness and preparation, as well as oral and written communication
* Science Exposure – by providing students with exposure to a national
research conference and by networking students with established minority and
non-minority researchers in the STEM fields
* Access to Resources – by connecting students with opportunities such as
paid internships, scholarships, and fellowships and the resources to help them
create successful applications
* A Supportive Community of Peers – by actively engaging students in
community building activities and by providing platforms for ongoing virtual
communication among program participants.
For questions or additional information regarding the MS PHD’S-GEO REU, please
To learn more about AGU including student membership rates and benefits, please
Please share this information with eligible undergraduates in your network!
MS PHD’S Project Manager
Institute for Broadening Participation