UC-HBCU award!!

Asmeret and Teamrat were awarded a UC-HBCU award “Boosting Representation of African Americans in the Geosciences (BRAAG).” This three-year pathways grant will allow us to recruit 12 students in collaboration with HBCU partners from Kentucky State University, Tennessee State University, and Howard University for support of summer research experience, and recruitment for future graduate admission. In this proposal, we developed a plan based on best practices to build and nurture a community of Black scholars with members who share scientific interest around issues of (bio)geosciences, to address the persistent underrepresentation of African Americans in geosciences.

This work is supported by the UC Office of the President, UC-HBCU initiative.

read more in this UC Merced news release.

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