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June 01, 2021

Woods Hole Community Welcomes 2021 Partnership Education Program (PEP) Students

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Today Sea Education Association, together with the entire Woods Hole scientific community, welcomes 15 students participating in this summers Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP).

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October 28, 2020

PEP Staff Share Lessons Learned for Virtual Summer Internships in ASLO Bulletin

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Onjalé Scott Price, acting director of this past summer’s Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP), along with co-authors Kelly Luis, André Price, SEA Assistant Professor of Oceanography Ben Harden, Joniqua Howard, Luis Valentin, George Liles, and Ambrose Jearld, Jr., have published a report on the program, with lessons learned for other organizations seeking to adapt summer internships for virtual delivery. The paper, “Same Program Different Delivery: Adapting the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program for a Virtual Era,” was published today in the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Bulletin.

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August 04, 2020

PEP a “Virtual” Success

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Just over a decade ago, the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) was founded. Its goal: to attract a more diverse workforce to the Woods Hole scientific community. Every summer, students from underrepresented communities come to Woods Hole, stay on the SEA campus, participate in academic coursework and conduct research internships.  This summer was different.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was virtual.  We asked PEP Acting Director Onjalé Scott Price how things went.

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July 24, 2020

Virtual Summer Student Internship Experience a First for Woods Hole Scientific Organizations

Shelley Dawicki, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

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Sixteen college students from around the country are participating in this year’s Woods Hole Partnership Education Program. It offers the same basic content and growth experiences as in past summers, but unlike the past this year’s program is virtual.

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June 04, 2020

Woods Hole Welcomes Incoming Class of PEP Students

Doug Karlson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Normally, at this time of the year, SEA’s campus would be welcoming the incoming class of college students enrolled in the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program, or PEP, for short. But this summer is different.  Instead of welcoming students in person, on Monday afternoon, they received a warm welcome via Zoom!

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December 20, 2019

Woods Hole Undergraduate Internship Program Aimed at Diversity in Science Seeks Applicants

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The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program is seeking applicants for its 10-week summer program in 2020. The program is supported by six science institutions in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and recruits talent from all backgrounds but especially from minority groups that are underrepresented in marine and environmental sciences.

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July 18, 2019

PEP Going Strong After Ten Years

Doug Karlson, communications@sea.edu

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It’s been ten years since the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative launched the Partnership Education Program (PEP) in 2009. The 11th PEP cohort, which numbers 14 students, recently completed their classroom work at SEA, as well as a short cruise aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, and are now living on the SEA campus while they do internships at scientific organizations in Woods Hole.

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May 15, 2019

Partnership Education Program Featured in NOAA News

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Partnership Education Program (PEP) in the NEWS

NOAA Fisheries / Northeast Fisheries Science Center
College Students Head to Woods Hole for Summer of Science
Diversity Program Celebrates its 10th Anniversary June 27-29

Sixteen students from colleges and universities around the country will arrive in Woods Hole on June 1 for the summer. All will be members of the 11th class of the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP), which was started in 2009.

PEP is a project of the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative, founded in 2004 by the six scientific institutions in Woods Hole to attract and retain a more diverse workforce, one that reflects the changing demographics of the nation and the world. This year PEP is also celebrating its 10th anniversary with a workshop and weekend of activities June 27-29.

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July 18, 2018

SSV Corwith Cramer voyage adds new dimension to PEP

Doug Karlson, communications@sea.edu

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Yoana Guzman, a student in the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP), had never been on - nor even near - the ocean.

“Home to me is mostly desert,” said the Cal State, Chico student who’s pursuing a double major in electrical engineering and physics. “This was my first time near a large body of water.”

It was also the first time that a voyage aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, operating out of Woods Hole this summer, was incorporated into PEP.  During their first week of classes, PEP students boarded the Cramer at Dyers Dock and embarked on a four-day cruise through Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay.

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June 20, 2018

John K. Bullard Diversity Award Recognizes Onjalé Scott and Scott Branco

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The John K. Bullard Diversity Award, given every other year to an individual in the Woods Hole community who plays a significant role in making the community more inclusive and more welcoming of people of all backgrounds, was presented yesterday at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole to Onjalé Scott and Scott Branco.

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