Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

362  The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  (84658)

Principal Investigator: Hicks, David

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 356,932

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 9/1/20 - 8/31/21

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: N/A

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Sch of Earth Env & Marine Sci

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University

Program Title: Financial Assistance to Establish Four NOAA Cooperative Science Centers at Minority Serving Institutions
CFDA Linked: Educational Partnership Program


1) Recruit, train, and graduate students, particularly from underrepresented minority groups, with the competencies and skills that support NOAA’s Education Strategic Plan, workforce goals and strategic objectives: a. Provide financial support, education and training experiences for undergraduate students, including community college transfers, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows through teaching and mentoring provided by CCME faculty. b. Leverage new and existing partnerships with community colleges and high schools to recruit and prepare students for NOAA-relevant degree programs at CCME institutions. c. Utilize the Center-Wide Competency Course (CWCC) to ensure student proficiency in CCME focus areas. d. Expose students to broader research and experiential learning opportunities such as Student Scholarship Internship Opportunities (SSIO) and NERTO, as well as through partnerships with NOAA and other scientists. 2) Conduct research leading to the development of management and communication tools that can be utilized to enhance the resilience of coastal communities and economies: a. Assess coastal risks and vulnerabilitiesb. Identify solutions to reduce risks and vulnerability c. Utilize engagement to empower coastal communities. 3) Develop competency and skills in the utilization of new and existing “Big Data” archives in decision support tools that promotes the vibrancy of coastal and marine ecosystems.

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