Collaborating with ISEE
ISEE collaborates in many ways, including:
Grant applications: PIs who would like to include an educational component, such as to meet NSF’s “broader impacts” review criterion, are invited to collaborate with ISEE. ISEE provides a well-established infrastructure that enables the PIs team to create an effective and unique educational or training activity that will simultaneously have an impact at the undergraduate and graduate/postdoctoral level. For example, the PI can write in funding for a PDP team of graduate students, who would then design and teach an inquiry learning activity to undergraduates or others. ISEE also collaborates on bigger projects, creating new PDP strands or pathways that meet the goals of a particular program. For example, ISEE can focus on a specific discipline, interdisciplinary collaboration, professional skills, or support a large project or facility to simultaneously train scientists/engineers and build a technical community.
Regional ISEE Chapters: Interest in ISEE is growing, leading us to establish Regional ISEE Chapters made up of one or more organizations, usually with a thematic focus. We welcome new Chapters, and will collaborate to secure funding to enable the establishment or sustainability of ISEE Chapters. Key ingredients of a successful ISEE Chapter include:
- PDP alumni in the region
- An individual in a permanent/long-term position who will champion chapter activities, ideally a PDP alum
- An adequate pool of STEM graduate students and/or postdocs
- Appropriate venues for teaching
- Interest and commitment from the organizations in ISEE themes
Projects that relate to and expand on ISEE’s work: ISEE collaborates with a wide range of partners to build upon and advance our work. Collaborative projects combine the strengths of ISEE with those of our partners creating innovative programs. For example to meet workforce needs of new telescopes in Hawaii, establish new international collaborations, initiate new programs to retain undergraduate in STEM, or design new professional development activities.