Lighting the Pathways to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM,
AISES has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and mentoring is a big part of it. The program, called Lighting the Pathways to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM, is designed to boost the number of AISES members in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The long-term goal is to increase the representation of those members who pursue faculty positions in STEM disciplines at U.S. colleges and universities. The grant includes full-service mentoring to student participants.
Dr. Dube was selected and is participating as a mentor. He has been connected with 2 Native students, an undergraduate at Berkeley and a graduate student at UC Boulder. Dr. Dube will provide specific feedback related to finding faculty positions in STEM disciplines, general career advice, information on higher studies, technical information, personal encouragement, and so on.
NSF REU. In addition, Dr. Dube seeks to actively engage students in research during both the academic year and the summers. In the summer he oversees the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program; "Imaging in the Physical Sciences." This 10-week program builds on the strength of the research and educational programs in the interdisciplinary Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology.