The Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science (MS PHD'S®) initiative was developed by and for underrepresented minorities with the overall purpose of facilitating our increased participation in Earth system science.
The program provides students with professional development opportunities, science exposure, networking opportunities, and mentoring relationships. For mentors, the program offers on-going mentoring activities with a highly talented group of minority students who are committed to achieving successful science careers.
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Award Winning Program!
Dr. Ashanti Johnson, founder and director of the MS PHD'S Professional Development Program, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) at a White House ceremony on January 6, 2010. The program supports underrepresented minority undergraduate, graduate, and post-doc alumni through mentoring and professional development activities within the Earth system science community. Read the article and watch a video
of President Obama honoring outstanding teachers in math and science.