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Wyoming EPSCoR

Education, Outreach, and Diversity

High School Student Program

SRAP Summer Research Apprentice Program: A six-week, residential program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to live and conduct research at the University of Wyoming. Minorities and first-generation college-bound students are especially encouraged to apply.

Community College Programs

  1. Community College Summer Research Program (CC-STEM) and Community College Research Program: Wyoming EPSCoR provides funds to community college faculty for summer research projects in STEM fields that encourage student research. More information for the 2016 application process HERE.

Undergraduate Student Programs

  1. Undergraduate Research Fellowships: Provide undergraduates with funding to work on research projects in the labs of University of Wyoming professors.
  2. Undergrad Travel Support: Apply for funds to travel to conferences or trainings
  3. Undergraduate Research Day: A day in the spring semester where undergraduates and community college students come together on the University of Wyoming campus to present and share their research.
  4. Undergraduate Research Symposium: A summer opportunity for undergraduates and community college students to learn skills for planning, designing, implementing and presenting research projects.
  5. Summer Field Course: A two-week student summer program in partnership with HBCUs in which students gain experience in near-surface imaging techniques by using geophysical imaging equipment acquired as part of FINSE. JSU joined UW students in fieldwork at the Snowy Range site in 2013; during the 2014 summer UW students will travel to Mississippi for field-work at a site selected by JSU colleagues.
  6. Communicating Science: Internships for journalism students: WY EPSCoR employs a journalism student intern to develop news content for local distribution, develop student-oriented blogs and exchange communication tools with EPSCoR STEM students. This position is designed to engage interns in communication about water through the Wyoming EPSCoR blog, social media sites, and visual mediums. Contact Emily Vercoe for more information.

Graduate Student Programs

  1. Program in Hydrology: Supports the new Graduate Program in Hydrology through graduate stipends. For more information, contact Scott Miller.
  2. Internships with Industry partners: Wyoming graduate students are connected to industry internships with private Wyoming companies. Students apply emerging technologies to real-world problems, using FINSE equipment and data exchanges.

Professional Development for Teachers

Wyoming teachers can participate in workshops through the Teton Science Schools and will work directly with WyCEHG scientists to learn inquiry-based techniques using FINSE equipment, while scientists will learn about connecting with grade 6-12 classrooms. More information found HERE.

TSS summer workshop

 


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