About ISEE

Providing Innovative Training to Advance an Equitable and Inclusive STEM Workforce

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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

PREP: For undergraduates doing summer research projects


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ISEE Themes

Inquiry, equity plus inclusion, and assessment

 ISEE Events


STEM Active Learning Seminar Series, Second Thursday of each month


June 17 - 20 2019: Akamai PREP

July 15 - 19, 2019: Astrotech Workshop

August 8 - 16, 2019: Akamai Symposium

September 16 - 18, 2019: WEST Program


PDP  2019

ISEE announces the Professional Development Program schedule for 2019.

Inquiry Institute: March 31 - April 3, 2019, Monterey, CA

Design Institutes 2019 (participants attend one Design Institute, location dependent upon teaching team placement)

April 26 - 28, 2019: University of Colorado Boulder

May 3 -5, 2019: University of California Santa Cruz


ISEE Receives Mentoring Award

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