The mission of the Jackson School’s outreach programs is to advance public understanding of the geosciences by serving and collaborating with diverse groups beyond the University community, especially the public and those involved in pre-college education.
Geoscience Ambassadors is a competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute funded program for Jackson School undergraduate and graduate students who are dedicated to cultivating a more inclusive and diverse geoscientific community. Its focus is on using one’s personal story to connect and empower others. Ambassadors document and share their own pathways into the geosciences and report on how geoscientific pathways are perceived by members of their home communities, and how community members could be better supported while pursuing an education or career in geosciences. Ambassadors host community events and also lead a support network for prospective, incoming and graduating students in the geosciences. Contacts for the program: Julia Clarke (Julia_Clarke@jsg.utexas.edu), Adam Papendieck (email@example.com) and Kathy Ellins (firstname.lastname@example.org).Read More