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


Akamai 2021 in-person: The final cohort of 24 interns has been accepted. First day of the PREP course at UH Hilo: June 14, 2021

AstroTech 2021 in-person: First day of the summer school at UC Berkeley: July 19, 2021

AstroTech Summer School 2021

AstroTech is a 1-week astronomical instrumentation summer school for individuals interested in a career in instrumentation. Participants gain hands-on experience as they work in small teams to design, build, and test an optical instrument and become part of a community committed to excellence, equity, and inclusion.

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.

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