NSF Earth Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program • Support research participation by undergraduate students • External, formal evaluation in 2006
• Reports by providers
• Number of applicants to REU sites
• Number of former participants in an earth science career
• Interest of undergraduate students
NSF Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) Program • Increase participation in the geosciences by African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities
• Increase the perceived relevance of the geosciences among broad and diverse segments of the population
• External evaluation by an expert consulting firm using a logic model
• External reviews every 3 years by a visiting committee
• Reports by providers
• None specified • New degree programs at minority-serving institutions (MSIs)
• New partnerships between MSIs and 4-year and research universities
• Better understanding how to recruit and retain minorities in earth science
• Slight increase in number of undergraduate majors
NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships • Recognize beginning investigators of significant potential
• Provide these individuals with research and education experience that will establish them in positions of leadership in the scientific community
• External reviews every 3 years by a visiting committee
• Reports by participants on research advances
• Information on career development of former fellows
• None stated • A high fraction of participants are in tenure-track positions
• Participants are active scientifically
• Some participants have become mentors


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