A Model Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Engage and Mentor Underrepresented Minority Students in Lived Arctic and Climate Science Research Experiences

Keywords: Arctic studies climate change underrepresented students minority students interdisciplinary STEM

Author: Arnell Garrett, Frances D. Carter-Johnson, Susan M. Natali, John D. Schade, Robert Max Holmes
Institution: National Science Foundation, Woodwell Climate Research Center, Delmarva Analysis
Issue and Volume: SPUR fall 2021, volume 5, no. 1

Description: The Polaris Project, a National Science Foundation–funded program at the Woodwell Climate Research Center, aims to comprehensively address minority participation in climate and Arctic science research. Critical participant outcomes included development of interdisciplinary research projects, involvement in self-efficacy and advocacy experiences, and increased awareness and discussion of Arctic research careers.