Diversity News

14
Mar
Natalia López-Figueroa gives a brief summary of her research and experience at OSM2018

Natalia López-Figueroa gives a brief summary of her research and experience at OSM2018

Porland, OR - My name is Natalia López-Figueroa, I am a first year Ph.D. student in t...

01
Dec
USF Sloan Students and Directors Attend the Institute

USF Sloan Students and Directors Attend the Institute

ATLANTA, GA - CMS Sloan students, scholars and directors attended the 24th Institute ...

04
Oct
Pamela Hallock-Muller received USF Mentor of the Year Award

Pamela Hallock-Muller received USF Mentor of the Year Award

TAMPA, FL - On Monday October 3, 2016, Professor Pamela Hallock-Muller received the U...

28
Sep
Ileana Freytes Ortiz selected as a Pathways Award Winner

Ileana Freytes Ortiz selected as a Pathways Award Winner

TAMPA, FL - Ileana Freytes Ortiz has been selected as a Pathways Award winner for her...

Diversity

Overview

Who is welcome at CMS?

We welcome anyone who has a passion for the oceans and for science, who values different perspectives, and who cherishes the opportunity to think critically and promote dialogue about the knowledge we create and disseminate. Regardless of what you look like, what you believe, or where you come from, we want to include you in our college if this description fits you.

 

Currently the USF College of Marine Science has 32 MS students and 71 PhD students.

 

Helpful Links

USFSP Multicultural Affairs

https://www.usfsp.edu/multicultural/

USF Student organizations

http://www.usf.edu/admissions/international/yourcountry/the-americas/student-organizations.aspx

 

Cultural Celebrations in St. Petersburg

MLK National Parade and Fun Day

http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/events-calendar/mlk-national-parade-family-fun-day/3487

Pride Weekend

https://www.stpetepride.com/en

Saturday Morning Market

http://saturdaymorningmarket.com

Murals in St. Petersburg

http://shineonstpete.com

St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc.

http://www.spiffs.org/2017-fair.html

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Our Plan

The College of Marine Science is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, and to competing for the most highly qualified applicants in the country. We are already doing an excellent job in this area, and we will continue this success into the future. The percentage of under-represented minorities (URM) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is low compared to society (>30%). For ocean sciences, the percentage is even lower than other STEM fields. According to the National Science Foundation and the Consortium of Ocean Leadership surveys, underrepresented graduate student minorities (Hispanic, Black, Native American/Pac Islander) in ocean sciences is about 9% +/- 5%. Over the past fifteen years, our College has grown its diversity from ~2% to ~15% on average. In 2013, seven out of 14 PhD degrees awarded in our College were to URM students. Although that was an exceptional year, our goal is to grow our diversity as much as qualified applicant pool allows for (target of 19% by 2021). This effort will insure that our students are prepared for success in a diverse workplace environment.

USF Diversity Statement: http://www.usf.edu/diversity/diversity-inclusion/index.aspx

Diversity Lecture Series: http://www.usf.edu/diversity/diversity-inclusion/diversity-lecture-series.aspx

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Our Commitment

We are committed to producing outstanding marine scientists, who are well-prepared for positions in academe, industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations at local to international levels. We are committed to generate highly competitive MS and PhD students prepared for employment and leadership positions in ocean sciences. We are also committed to increase engagement with underrepresented students.

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Diversity News

CMS kicked off the New Year, with diversity workshop hosted by USF-SP Office of Multicultural Affairs, Wendy Yu and Javier Gonzales. The workshop gave an overview of the ten most salient identities: ability, age, ethnicity, race, national origin, faith, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and socio economic status. We learned how each generates multiple sources of privilege and oppression for people.

We also acquired language to explore our own salient identities. Finally, we explored how individuals' multiple identities intersect to create a whole that is different from the component identities (i.e. Intersectionality). This workshop is step toward providing a more inclusive environment at CMS and it has made CMS more resilient.

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Dean's Update

The College of Marine Science is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, including people from different cultures, races, ages, sexual orientations, genders, and abilities. We are already doing an excellent job in this area, and we will continue this success into the future. The percentage of under-represented minorities (URM) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is low compared to URMs in society (>30%). For ocean sciences, the percentage is even lower than other STEM fields. According to the National Science Foundation and the Consortium of Ocean Leadership surveys, underrepresented graduate student minorities (Hispanic, Black, Native American/Pac Islander) in ocean sciences is about 9% ± 5%.

Over the past fifteen years, our College has grown its diversity from ~2% to ~15% on average. In 2017, five out of ten PhD degrees awarded in our College were to URM students. Additionally, six out of 16 degrees awarded in our College were to URM students. Although this was an exceptional year, our goal is to grow our diversity as much as qualified applicant pool allows for (target of 19% by 2021). This effort will insure that our students are prepared for success in a diverse workplace environment.



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