STEMSEAS: Sailing Towards a More Equitable, Inclusive, & Diverse Future in Geoscience


STEMSEAS aims to provide ship-based, 6-10 day exploratory experiences for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds aboard NSF-funded research vessels. Students sail with experienced faculty mentors and engage in geoscience and oceanography activities while building community and connections in the field. Through partnerships with the Division of Marine and Large Programs at Columbia University, the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS), the National Science Foundation, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, STEMSEAS aims to diversify the geoscience field and give students from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to learn research techniques aboard a functioning research vessel. STEMSEAS encourages students from all backgrounds, college-types, and majors to apply in order to create a broad and diverse coalition of science-minded, career-driven students.