MUCESS Program at SCSU
Mission: To increase minority participation in the Earth and space sciences. This includes faculty and student research, K-16 education and public outreach.
Goals: Create research related activities and incorporate into outreach. Involve minority and underrepresented groups. Support STEM pipeline.
- Medgar Evers College, CUNY
- Norfolk State University
- South Carolina State University
- University of Houston-Downtown
- DePaul University
- Common research and outreach goals.
- Commitment to increase minority and underrepresented groups in STEM programs and careers.
- Mutual respect and collaborations.
- Joint presentations at national meetings -AGU, GSA, AAS, ASP, NSBP/NSHP, etc.
- Joint publication A decade of lessons learned. Journal of Geoscience Education. D. K. Walter, S. A. Austin, L. P. Johnson, P. A. Morris, C. Salgado. Expected Publication Date: Late 2007.
Financial Support: NASA and NSF.
Project: Balloon based research activities directed towards Involving undergraduate students in STEM related activities. Medgar Evers will lead a satellite science and technology program, providing small scale vehicle for atmospheric and environmental investigations (link).
Sustainability: Integrate into existing or specially developed courses based on Balloon Satellite/environmental atmospheric remote sensing. Incorporate into university supported degree programs. Provide a regional investigation of tropospheric ozone with specialized projects for each partner.
2007-2008 Projected Experiences:
- November: Joint ozone training workshop in Paradox, NY. Led by Medgar Evers College (link).
- Spring: University of Houston joint ozone launches with University of Houston. Medgar Evers College launching in Paradox .
- Spring and Summer: Ozone monitoring and participation in IONS 2008
- Summer: Continued workshops with students and faculty.
Outreach: Develop program and train in the late Spring. MUCESS will adopt student outreach ambassador program developed by University of Houston-Downtown.