2014 Human Diversity Award Winner: Harvard Forest
Sunday, August 10, 2014 06:06 PM

The OBFS Human Diversity Award recognizes unique activities, program, or approaches (funded or unfunded) that increase the involvement, engagement and sustainability of underrepresented groups in field science.

Congratulations to Harvard Forest, the 2014 Human Diversity Award winner. Strengths of the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program included targeting partnerships and outreach methods to diversify the summer research applicant pool, creating an inclusive and nurturing environment for program participants, and a commitment to track program outcomes with the aim to improve program diversity, sensitivity and effectiveness. Harvard Forest provides a strong platform to attract and foster a diversity of summer research program participants and mentors.

SEEDS student Tiffany Carey and mentor

SEEDS student Tiffany Carey and mentor

The OBFS Human Diversity Award includes a permanent plaque for the winning station; a second traveling OBFS plaque recording current and previous winners to be housed at the facility for one year; an official announcement at the annual meeting in September; and recognition on the OBFS website. The award may include a travel reimbursement of up to $1,000 for the awardee to attend the annual OBFS meeting if travel funds are limiting.