About ISEE

Providing Innovative Training to Advance an Equitable and Inclusive STEM Workforce

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ISEE Programs & Projects

AstroTechAdvancing Astronomy Instrument Builders

Akamai: Advancing the next generation of Hawaii’s science, engineering, and technology professionals

Creative EDG2 (ISEE project with UCSC BSOE): Creative Engineering Design for Global Good 

TMT Early-Career Initiative (TECI): Preparing a global network of early-career scientists and engineers to advance the TMT partnership

ISEE Research Projects 

PDP: Preparing STEM graduate students and postdocs to be leaders in effective and inclusive education

WEST: Integrating transfer students into the UCSC STEM community

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ISEE Themes

Inquiry, equity plus inclusion, and assessment

ISEE Events

Status of ISEE programs (COVID-19)

AstroTech Instrumentation Panel: Zoom Workshop, July 23, 12:00-2:00pm PDT

Supporting STEM Identity:  Zoom Workshop, May 1, 12:00-2:30pm PDT


COVID-19 Updates

In order to limit risk of spreading the coronavirus, COVID-19, ISEE has cancelled multiple programs scheduled for the first half of 2020.

We apologize to participants who were looking forward to the cancelled programs.  Please see this page for the latest information on the status of various ISEE programs, and ways we are working to minimize the impacts of cancellation.



Presidential Award for Mentoring

ISEE has received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).  The award, established by the White House in 1995, honors people and programs that have demonstrated excellence in mentoring individuals from groups that are underrepresented in STEM.

ISEE received the award for its work developing a local science and engineering workforce for observatories on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea and Haleakala summits. ISEE's Akamai Internship Program offers intensive training in problem solving and communications skills that are highly valued by employers.

See full article: https://news.ucsc.edu/2018/06/hunter-isee.html