Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

376  Sam Houston State University  (84672)

Principal Investigator: Moss, David K.

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 273,756

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

Start and End Dates: 9/15/20 - 8/31/23

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Geosciences

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Department of Environmental & Geosciences

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: GP-IN: Geoscience Exposure and Training in Texas (GET Texas): High School through Undergrad

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Science Foundation

Program Title: N/A
CFDA Linked: Geosciences


While many STEM-related studies provide a foundation for how to recruit and retain diverse students, our project is transformative by building a holistic teacher-student recruiting ecosystem for the geosciences that engages participants in multiple forums and at events throughout the year in order to maintain peer and faculty mentoring relationships. Given that proposed outreach events and the summer bridge program include multiple activities/phases, each of these potentially influential events can be evaluated for impact on geoscience awareness and perceptions across both student and teacher participant groups. Our external evaluation will help guide undergraduate geoscience programs and funding by determining which of the proposed activities have the highest likelihood to increase geoscience enrollment and diversity. Thus, GET Texas will advance the geoscience education literature by: 1) building a model for a geoscience learning ecosystem that includes formal and informal institutions; 2) determining what student and teacher activities are most effective for improving geoscience perceptions; and 3) transforming the undergraduate geoscience recruiting model across rapidly-growing and diverse metro areas. QUALIFIES AS 1.3.1

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