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.
New! The MS PHD'S-GEO REU Program joins the MS PHD'S family!
The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is excited to announce the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU (MS PHD’S–GEO REU) 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. Read more
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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.