About ISEE

Providing Innovative Training to Advance an Equitable and Inclusive STEM Workforce

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ISEE Programs & 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

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

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

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

ISEE Research Projects 

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ISEE Themes

Inquiry, equity plus inclusion, and assessment

 ISEE Events


Upcoming Events

Akamai Internship Application DEADLINE EXTENDED - Feb 17, 2020

PDP Inquiry Institute - April 4-7, 2020. Monterey, CA

PDP Houston Design Institute - April 24-26, 2020. University of Houston

PDP Santa Cruz Design Institute - May 1-3, 2020. University of California Santa Cruz

TECI workshop - May 26 – June 1, 2020. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 

Mentor Workshop - Hilo Hawaii, June 5 & 6

Akamai PREP week - June 8 - 11, 2020. University of Hawaii, Hilo

AstroTech Summer School - July 20-24 2020, University of California Berkeley.  Application deadline: January 23, 2020.


PDP 2020

The Application is Now Open for the 2020 Professional Development Program

The program prepares graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and professionals to be effective, inclusive educators, while simultaneously impacting hundreds of undergraduates.

The PDP includes two intensives (the Inquiry Institute and the Design Institute) and a practical teaching experience carried out in small teams.


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