On Thursday February 28th, 7 undergraduate researchers participating in the NSF Funded Multicultural Initiative in the Marine Sciences: Undergraduate Program (MIMSUP) at Western Washington University visited the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center as well as the University of Washington. A university tour was lead by Anthony Salazar, Graduate Diversity Program Specialist, of the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP). The 7 undergraduate researchers were provided with information regarding the graduate school and opportunities available for traditionally underrepresented students at UW.
The UW SACNAS chapter sponsored a lunch for the 2013 MIMSUP cohort. These emerging scientists had the opportunity to lunch with active graduate students from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. The MIMSUP cohort then met with a panel of active graduate students, namely UW SACNAS chapter members, for a Graduate School Q&A. Panelists Erica Sanchez, Angel Adames, Aaron David and Daniel Hernandez shared with the 2013 MIMSUP cohort “How to get into graduate school”, “How to earn an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship”, “How to find the right graduate program for you” and “How to have a personal life while being a graduate student”.