This volume focuses on selected innovative programs designed to augment the science, engineering, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce through increasing and enhancing the participation of under-represented groups. The programs span the STEM career pathway—primary, secondary, and tertiary education—and professional development and socialization—in the United States, South Africa, and New Zealand. Similarities as well as differences between and among programs across nations will be systematically analyzed for lessons learned. The conceptualization for this volume developed over the past several years during various international conferences—starting in Havana, Cuba in 2006, and continuing at meetings in Japan (2014), South Africa (2013 and 2015), and New Zealand (2015).
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||1 MB|
About the Author
Michael Gaines is Professor of Biology, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Research and Director of Pre-health Advising and Mentoring at the University of Miami (UM). Gaines earned a B.S. degree at Tulane University and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees at Indiana University. His research is on the effects of grazing and burning on microbial diversity in Kruger National Park in South Africa. Gaines is director of UM’s HHMI Undergraduate Education Program. The major goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in research careers. He also directs a NIGMS Bridge Program between UM and Miami Dade College (MDC) and an NSF S-STEM Program. Both of these programs aim to increase the number of MDC students who are underrepresented in the sciences transferring to research universities and completing baccalaureate degrees. In addition, Gaines serves as campus coordinator for the NSF Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and the Leadership Alliance Programs. These programs provide research experiences for underrepresented students in STEM. He also directs an NIGMS Initiative for Maximizing Student Development which is a research training program that supports graduate students from underrepresented groups pursuing Ph.D.s. Gaines directs the Science Made Sensible Program which partners UM pre-service teachers with Miami-Dade County in-service middle school teachers to develop science curricula in their classrooms. Gaines teaches undergraduate courses in general biology and bioethics.