About ISEE

ISEE is advancing a new generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals that contribute to making STEM an inclusive environment through their teaching, mentoring, collaboration, and leadership.

By mobilizing teams of current and future STEM professionals who collectively teach and mentor hundreds of college students and recent graduates each year, ISEE uses an inventive model for STEM workforce development.


PDP:  for scientists and engineers

WEST: for incoming community college transfer students

PREP: for undergraduates doing summer research projects

Akamai: workforce development in Hawaii

R&D: learning about teaching, learning and workforce development


ISEE Themes


Coming Events

PDP 2015 Information Meeting 1 at UC Santa Cruz
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 2PM PST
CfAO Conference Room
Dunlap Institute remote attendance:  
Room 88 Astronomy Building, University of Toronto

PDP 2015 Information Meeting 2 at UC Santa Cruz
Wednesday, Nov.19, 2014, 11AM PST
CfAO Conference Room
(remote attendance available on prior notice)

PDP 2015 Information Meeting at University of Houston
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 12PM CST
Room TBA

Past Events

2014 PDP Inquiry Institute, March 13-16

2014 Career Development & Alumni Workshop, March 14

2014 PDP Design Institutes, April 2014

2014 Mentoring Workshop, April 25 & 26, 2014

Akamai Internship Kick-off and Short Course, June 13-18, 2014

CA-Denmark Summer School PDP Inquiry Activity, July 31- August 1, 2014

Akamai Student Internship Symposia, August 8 - 13, 2014

Workshops for Engineering & Science Transfers, September 22-24, 2014

PDP 2015 Information Meeting, Michigan State University
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 10AM EST


The Professional Development Program (PDP) is at the heart of ISEE activities. STEM professionals accepted into the PDP participate in a series of intensives, and join a team to design and teach an innovative learning activity.


Dates & information


Small teams with a big impact