SCIENCE DIVISION UNDERGRADUATE WORK-STUDY RESEARCH INITIATIVE (WSRI)
The WRSI will collect information on all undergraduate students interested in STEM research that fill out our survey. This information will be used to inform faculty about each student’s desire to do research, their career goals, and relevant past experiences. Faculty that are looking to hire undergraduate researchers will be able to consult this list to find candidates they’d like to recruit. The WSRI will also support faculty to create research positions in labs by providing step-by-step instructions about the hiring process and opportunities for peer-to-peer support. For undergraduates that are hired to work in a lab, the WSRI will also support them academically and professionally through a cooperation with the STEM-Diversity Center’s RAD program.
It is important to note that the WSRI does not fund student research. Those funds come from grants to the faculty, and/or federal and state work-study programs for students who meet those requirements.
The WSRI coordinator is Peter Weiss (email@example.com).
PBS DEI Committee
The PBS DEI committee’s role in the undergraduate work-study research initiative will be to select faculty facilitators annually based on a self-nomination process. The committee will also support the faculty facilitators by making recommendations and offering logistical support in its implementation. Support will include but is not limited to annual surveys to check programs’ progress and success. These surveys will allow the committee to make improvements and changes to the program deemed necessary. The PBS DEI Committee will conduct quarterly meetings with faculty facilitators to track progress, offer support, and address concerns.