Publications, Articles, Abstracts

Workforce Development: Broadening participation in STEMA. Fauver, L. Detrick, D. Siegfried, A. Johnson, and L. Ricciardi (2014). A diverse STEM workforce is crucial to maintaining our nation’s economic vitality. This tutorial overviews the state of diversity in STEM in general and ocean sciences in particular; briefly covers foundational concepts about what under-representation is, who is underrepresented, what it means to broaden participation, and why diversity matters; and offers an overarching framework of strategies, practices and resources that answer the critical question: “How do I broaden participation and increase diversity in my program?”  Poster Abstract 16851, presented at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014 (Honolulu, HI). [pdf]

Designing for Success: Positive factors that support success and retention in STEM.        A. FauverD. Siegfried, L. Detrick, and A. Johnson (2014). What does the research and evidence say about what enables individuals to succeed and persist in STEM fields? Drawing on published research and case studies of intentionally designed, model programs, this presentation distills and highlights positive factors that support individuals in successfully entering STEM fields and persisting in educational and professional pathways to full-blown STEM careers. By understanding these positive factors and how and why they make a difference, faculty and program administrators can design for success by adopting and adapting strategies and practices reduce barriers to participation in program environments and curricula. Poster Abstract 16702, presented at Evaluation in Science Education Session, Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014 (Honolulu, HI). [pdf]

How to Use Social Media to Advance Science ProgramsD. Siegfried and A. Fauver (2012). Chronicle of Higher Education (Online Learning Edition) (October 1).

Strategies for increasing diversity in the ocean science workforce through mentoring. Johnson, A., M.J. Huggans, D. Siegfried, and L. Braxton (2016). Oceanography 29(1):46–54. A growing body of evidence suggests that a more diverse professional US workforce that better reflects the nation’s demographics can be achieved through numerous strategies aimed at effectively recruiting, supporting through graduation, and facilitating the increased participation of underrepresented minorities in Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences (and other related) graduate degree programs.

High School & Undergraduate Research Experiences: Crucial components of STEM student pathways. A. Johnson, L. Detrick, and D. Siegfried (2015). SEEN: SouthEast Education Network. Volume 17.3, Winter Issue, p. 56-57. This magazine publication describes the importance of summer research and research exposure programs for students interested in the STEM disciplines. [pdf]

SAMPLE outreach materials                 

Negotiating a Postdoc Position. A. Fauver and L. Detrick (2011). An educational handout for graduate students on the basics of negotiating a postdoctoral position, from "what to negotiate" to "making your final decision". [pdf]

Girls for Technology, 1-Page Organizational Overview. (2016). SolVE developed this flyer to help Girls for Technology, a nonprofit providing after-school, summer enrichment programs, and workshops for girls, communicate with potential donors and funders. [pdf]


Modifying the Terms of a Maine Charitable Trust: Applying the doctrines of Cy Pres or Equitable Deviation. A. Fauver (2016). Can a nonprofit seek to modify the original terms of a charitable trust? This article reviews two legal doctrines by which a court may be willing to modify the original terms of a charitable trust under certain circumstances. [pdf]

 A Comparative Usability Study of GIS Software for K-12 EducationL. Detrick. MS Thesis, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geography, May 2007. [pdf]