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IN THE PRESS
October 1, 2022
Advancing Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion in Ecology
"In its first year, Emerge accepted a cohort of 26 Fellows and offered a suite of online and in-person activities including a river exploration trip, monthly online collaboration meetings, and in-person workshops on visual communication and on using R software to analyze National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) data."
May 10, 2022
University of Georgia Participates in STEM Video Showcase
"The Society for Freshwater Science’s Emerge program, based at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, is featured in the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The event was held online May 10-17 at https://stemforall2022.videohall.com/presentations/2616."
February 1, 2022
SFS INSTAR & EMERGE Program Student Application Deadlines
"Emerge fellows will engage with each other to build a scientific and support network, develop skills in science, and collaborate using data from NSF NEON sites. Eligibility: Undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career professionals from historically underrepresented backgrounds interested in freshwater science. Applications close March 7, 2022."
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.
September 8, 2022
GCSU Endowed Professorship Seminar Series set to return
"The first speaker of the series’ return was Dr. J. Checo Colón-Gaud (Dr. Checo) an aquatic ecologist, professor and associate dean of Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies at Georgia Southern University. His presentation was titled “Emerging Towards a More Diverse Community of Freshwater Scientists” and focused on talking to students about diversity ‘above the water’ and how to gain experience toward their career goals."
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.”
January 1, 2022
Rogue River Rendezvous
"Last October 3 - 8 the RFSN hosted the Rogue River Rendezvous at the Siskiyou Field Institute and on the Rogue River in southwest Oregon. The DEI panel featured Breanna Ondich of the Society for Freshwater Science's Emerge program, Sandra Clinton (UNC Charlotte) of Promoting Geoscience Research, Education, and Success (PROGRESS), Anita Marshall (University of Florida) of the International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD) Library of Inclusive Technology (LIFT) Program, Risa Shimoda from the River Management Society River Training Center, and Joseph Gazing Wolf from Arizona State University."
September 1, 2022
River Field Studies Network supports Society for Freshwater Science Emerge Program River Trip on Pere Marquette
"The Emerge program and the River Field Studies Network teamed up to put together a 3-day canoe trip down the Pere Marquette River, a national Wild and Scenic River flowing from the cedar swamps of the central Michigan out to the eponymous Lake. ...the major objective of the trip was to encourage student cohort-building through a shared outdoor experience.
March 1, 2022
Spring SFS EMERGE Workshops for Students
"The workshop for the 2021-2022 Emerge cohort was held on January 2-6, 2022. Emerge fellows travelled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to stay at Sevilleta Field Station where they spent three full days and four nights. Days were spent mining and analyzing aquatic NEON data with Program R, writing and submitting two abstracts for the 2022 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, and exploring nearby Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge."
December 23, 2021
Society for Freshwater Science’s Emerge Program Releases Video Highlighting Participant Experiences
"The Society for Freshwater Science’s Emerge program, which aims to increase diversity and inclusion within the field of aquatic science, has released a short video highlighting participant experiences to demonstrate how the program is already having an impact."
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.
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