The Guam hub has strengths in extension and outreach and near-peer, hierarchical mentoring. It expects to reach 10 middle/high schoolers, four undergraduates, 6 bridge students, one graduate student and one Island Fellow each year. It includes Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Leads: Cheryl Sangueza, Else Demeulenaere, and Austin J. Shelton, University of Guam
The Puerto Rico hub has demonstrated success in training early undergraduate students in the geosciences and the incorporation of nontraditional metrics for student success. It expects to reach 50-75 middle/high schoolers, six undergraduates, two bridge students, up to two graduate students, and two Island Fellows each year.
Lead: Lora Harris, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
The U.S. Virgin Islands hub provides expertise in creating mutually-reinforcing relationships with community partners across elementary, middle school, high school, undergraduate, graduate and workforce program components. It expects to reach up to 45 pre-college students, four undergraduates, four Bridge students, one graduate student, plus two SEAS Islands Workforce Fellows each year.
Lead: Kristin Wilson Grimes, University of the Virgin Islands
“The best feeling is being supported during this journey of growth within the scientific community. That is why one of my main goals as a graduate fellow is to serve as a mentor and provide guidance for other students.”
“I think being a part of the SEAS Alliance gives me the opportunity to network with some very diverse and unique professionals that have expertise in a lot of different areas that I am interested in.”
“Being a part of the Alliance has helped me grow in my research and laboratory skills immensely, while allowing me to meet and build relationships with my mentors, lab group, and fellow peers both on Guam and across the island hubs.”