JISAO is committed to building and fostering a diverse workplace that reflects the global and interdisciplinary nature of research in the environmental sciences. Inclusion of underrepresented groups is promoted and developed through collaborations with partners at the University of Washington, NOAA and other organizations by:

  • Creating new recruitment and retention strategies
  • Providing pathways to graduate school
  • Offering summer research experiences for undergraduates (REUs)
  • Engaging with K-12 education programs
  • Providing scholarships for NOAA Science Camp
  • Developing faculty seminar exchanges between UW and minority-serving institutions
  • Exhibiting at career fairs and conferences of various student groups
  • Participating in public events at Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium, libraries, and others

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