The following is a partial list of resources that should be of interest to minority scientists and students, and anyone who is interested in minority issues. Please send additions to Benjamin Cuker.
Summer and Semester-long Programs
Marine Sciences Careers
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Minority Serving Institutions and minority-targeted programs
Coastal Studies Semester
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Minority Fellowship Program
Aquatic Science programs
Minority-Focused PhD Programs
Hall-Bonner Program for Minority Doctoral Scholars in Ocean Sciences
Minority Scholars Program
Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence, Minority Scholar-in-Residence program (http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/dean/csmp/). The Minority Scholar-in-Residence Program grows out of the conviction that a strong representation of minority scholars on the faculties of liberal arts colleges is essential. Member institutions of the Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence at Liberal Arts Colleges, an association of selective undergraduate institutions, have developed a program to meet this challenge. Its immediate aim is to assist minority scholars in the early stages of their careers. The further aim of the program is to produce a pool of minority scholars who will have firsthand experience teaching at liberal arts colleges and may, therefore, choose to apply for positions at member institutions of the consortium or at similar institutions as these become available.
National Science Foundation's Minority Programs
In addition to the REU sites listed above, NSF supports several programs which are dedicated to the aquatic sciences. These include:
ASLO/Hampton University Program
Mote Marine Laboratory
Oregon State University Native Americans in Marine and Space Sciences (NAMSS)
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Minority Training Internship Program
Western Washington University's Minorities in Marine Science Undergraduate Program (MIMSUP)
U.S. Government Programs for Students
American Geophysical Institute Minority Participation Program
Minority Scientists Network (MiSciNet)
Scholarships, Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards
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Cuker, B.E. 2006. Programmatic approaches to building diversity in the aquatic sciences. Marine Technology Society Journal. 39: 13-16.
Cuker, B.E. 2003. Minorities At Sea Together (MAST): A model interdisciplinary program for minority college students. Current, The Journal of Marine Education. Current, The Journal of Marine Education. 18:45-51.
Cuker, B.E. 2001. Designing diversity in to COSEE programs: Inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups in the ocean sciences. Current, The Journal of Marine Education. 17:26-29.
Cuker, B.E. 2001. Steps to increasing minority participation in the aquatic sciences: Catching up with shifting demographics. Bulletin of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. 10:17-21.
CPST. 2000. Up Hill Climb: The Status of African Americans in Science and Technology.
Fleming, J. 1984. Blacks in College. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA. 276 pp.
George, Y. S. 1988. Creating mathematics and science "linkages" in the Black community. AAAS, Washington, DC.
Gilligan, M. R. 1996. Promoting diversity in the fisheries profession: The role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Fisheries 21:26-29.
Gilligan, M. 2002. Testimony Before the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, Southeast Regional Meeting, January 15-16, 2002, Charleston, South Carolina. Click here to download.
Harbowski, F.A. and W. Pearson. 1993. Recruiting and retaining talented African-American males in college science and engineering. Journal of College Science Teaching 12:234-238.
Ibarra, R.A. 1996. Latino experiences in graduate education: Implications for change. In N. Gaffney (Ed.), Enhancing the Minority Presence in Graduate Education VII. Washington, DC Council of Graduate Schools.
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Jearld, A. Jr. (Ed.) 1999. Expanding Opportunities in Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. Proceedings of a Conference to Strengthen Linkages among HBMCUs, NOAA, and Graduate Studies in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, March 29-31, 1999, Richard A. Henson Center, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 99-18, 148 pp.
Marks, J.L. 1995. SREB Factbook on Higher Education 1994-1995. Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. As cited in Gilligan (1996).
Mervis, J. 1999. Minority postdocs are rare, independent breed. Science 285:1529-1530.
National Science Foundation. 1988. Changing America: The new face of science and engineering. NSF, Washington, DC.
National Science Foundation. 1996a. Directorate for Education and Human Resources. Diversity in the Scientific and Technological Workforce Conference Proceeding, Sept. 21-23, 1995, Washington, DC. NSF 96-81.
National Science Foundation. 1996b. Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 1996. NSF 96-311.
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies. 1999. Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards: 1997. NSF 99-323, Author, Susan T. Hill (Arlington, VA 1999).
National Science Foundation. 1999. Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities: Summary Report 1998. Sanderson, A., B. Dugoni, T. Hoffer and L. Selfa.
Aquatic Science Career Information