March 7, 2022

The Society for Freshwater Science Emerge Program promotes diversity in STEM

“I like that we’re bringing together scholars from all over the freshwater network, knitting together members from research groups who may not have yet worked together,” says Mendez. “We’re building spaces where contributors feel a sense of belonging, trust in the community, and share values in how we can work together.”

September 22, 2020

Georgia Southern biology professor awarded grant to support minority students

Georgia Southern University Professor of Biology J. Checo Colón-Gaud, Ph.D., is part of a team of researchers awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support training and experiences for underrepresented minority students and early career scientists in the field of freshwater science.

July 14, 2021

How VCU’s Center for Environmental Studies is emerging as a national leader in hands-on freshwater education

“In a nutshell, the goal of Emerge is to increase — hopefully by a dramatic margin — the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue careers in freshwater science,” said McGarvey, who co-leads the project with Amy Rosemond, Ph.D., at the University of Georgia.

April 2, 2021

“Emerge,” new program to create environment of inclusion in freshwater science, receives NSF funding

The new program, titled “Emerge: Broadening Participation and Leadership in Freshwater Science,” is funded with a five-year $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.