Dr. Alexander Gates received a grant of $3.5 million over 5 years from NSF for his Garden State LSAMP. This grant will support STEM education for underrepresented minority students at 8 institutions in northern NJ. This grant focuses on recruitment from community colleges and preparing students for graduate school.
The ExxonMobil Foundation has made a generous contribution to the department to support qualified student participation in research and to encourage diversity in the Geosciences. These funds are especially designed for students who intend to pursue the Geosciences as a career but all qualified students are encouraged to apply.
Join us on July 16, 2014 at Gallery Aferro for a performance and conversation with artist-activists Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene and Grace Detrevarah! Copies of Fly’s novel, For Sizakele, will be available for purchase.
About 100 people attended the first ever alumni reunion in the history of the department. Current faculty and staff, four emeritus faculty, current students and about 60 former students were in attendance to learn about the department and renew old acquaintances. The reunion was the first step in integrating the valuable resource of the experience and expertise of alumni into the educational mission of the department.
Beryl Satter is being honored by the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization and home of the Harvey Milk High School, at their 3rd Annual Bridge to Brick City fundraiser on Tuesday, May 20 from 6:30-9pm at Suite 53 (53 Edison Place, Newark). Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://www.hmi.org/bridgetobrickcity.