The purpose of the ECSC is to educate the next generation of environmental scientists in NOAA-related science disciplines. Our efforts focus on minorities that are under-represented in the STEM disciplines and NOAA-relevant socioeconomic fields, utilizing research as a vehicle to train students. In particular, our aim is to develop their skills in integrated science in support of coastal management, to meet the needs of NOAA in advancing the vision of "Health ecosystems, communities, and economies that are resilient in the face of changes".
The goals for our Education and Outreach efforts are to:
We seek to increase the number of graduates in the STEM areas and socioeconomic disciplines related to marine and environmental stewardship and management that are ready to enter the NOAA (or NOAA related) workforce. To accomplish this, we will establish, maintain and grow a pipeline from K-12 thru graduate school for the production of students trained in NOAA-relevant STEM, social and economic fields, particularly from minorities that are under-represented in these fields.
The ECSC is also actively involved in 'giving back' to the local community. The ECSC strives to provide outreach and community engagement opportunities and form partnerships through various activities. Some of these engagements include:
NOAA-ECSC is funded under the NOAA/EPP Cooperative Agreement Award# NA11SEC4810001
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