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A Study on the Barriers to Student Participation in At-Sea Internships
 Student at sea
Underrepresented minority (URM) students were applying to the MATE internship program in lower numbers than their non-URM counterparts. In 2009- 2010, MATE conducted a national study to examine the barriers to participation in marine technical internships aboard research vessels. 136 college students from six different college technical programs participated in focus groups and surveys in an effort to understand why some students were more likely to participate than others.

The attached file is the middle of the poster. The left (PDF, 4.71 MB) side of the poster gives background on the MATE internship program and describes a MATE internship. The right (PDF, 2.91 MB) side describes the changes MATE has made to this program as a result of the 200902010 study.

Presented by Tami Lunsford and Deidre Sullivan at the 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT

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