|2002 Workshop Details
participants in the workshop would be faculty and administrators
from minority-serving institutions. SEA will seek faculty and administrators
from institutions serving at least the following minority groups:
African American, Hispanic, Native American and Asian/Pacific Islander.
A representative from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and
other representatives of the larger Woods Hole scientific community
would also participate to help identify ways to encourage students
to continue in ocean sciences after their SEA experience.
The 2002 workshop would
last four days, from July 10 to 13. On the first day, the participants
will meet for a few hours at the SEA campus in Woods Hole to discuss
the goals of the workshop, to get background information about the
SEA program, and to tour the SEA and other Woods Hole facilities.
We will then board the SSV Westward, SEA's flagship vessel, and
sail for 2.5 days. Participants will stand watch and carry out the
other responsibilities of students in a SEA program. Watches run
around the clock.
While on board, SEA will
demonstrate the scientific sampling equipment and will give
examples of the kinds of lectures students would receive in their
oceanography, nautical science and maritime studies courses. Workshop
members will be able to see first-hand how intensive and effective
the learning process is in the program. Discussions in the evening
will be brainstorming sessions to elicit preliminary ideas about
the program and ways to include more minority students.
The final day of the
workshop will take place at the SEA campus, where the group will
develop or review plans to encourage the participation of minority
students in the program. Suggestions on ways to change the SEA program
to make it more attractive
to minority students would also be helpful.
All costs of travel to
the workshop and room and board while participating in it will be
covered by SEA.