Education and Workforce Development

Idaho EPSCoR is committed to supporting a diverse group of students and educators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. EPSCoR education programs include:

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Idaho Diversity Network

  • The Network fosters communication among state institutions of higher education and strengthens recruitment and retention efforts for underrepresented groups in STEM fields.
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Summer Authentic Research Experiences (SARE)

  • SARE is designed to engage Idaho undergraduates in the STEM fields related to GEM3 research and increase the number, diversity and preparation of skilled scientists and engineers in GEM3 fields (bioinformatics, computational biology, conservation genetics, ecosystem management, environmental science, and social science).
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GEM3 Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP)

  • VIP is an intentional curricular infrastructure that establishes an on ramp for students and provides a range of training, mentoring and professional development support to both students and faculty. The VIP is implemented statewide and the goal is to provide the scaffolding to support transdisciplinary science and grow the next generation of conservation science leaders and workers.

Past Activities

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Idaho Adventure Learning

  • Idaho Adventure Learning provides workshops, lesson plans, and support to middle- and high-school teachers to build understanding of healthy ecosystems and the challenges we face as a state in sustainably managing these systems.
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MILES Undergraduate Research and Internships (MURI)

  • The MURI program engages up to 60 Idaho undergraduates in STEM fields each year through hands-on, paid research experiences within a wide range of topics broadly related to the MILES program.