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Extreme Event on the Road: Howard University Summer Program Explores STEM Careers

Howard University JUMP Students pose for a photo with Albert Einstein after Extreme Event: Coastal City

In July 2017, Koshland staff hosted Howard University’s Junior URM Mentoring Program (JUMP) students and mentors for Extreme Event: Coastal City at the National Academy of Sciences building. The JUMP program is one of the many support programs offered through the National Workforce Diversity Pipeline to serve as a diversity pipeline in healthcare and STEM careers. The JUMP program is a one-week summer enrichment program for rising 9th and 10th grade high school students. 

Howard University JUMP Program students make decisions about which resources to invest in during the Prepare Phase of Extreme Event: Coastal City

37 JUMP program students and mentors played Extreme Event: Coastal City as a way to think about the different STEM careers that might become useful during a disaster. During the Adapt Phase discussion, participants reflected on how pharmacists, engineers, and public health professionals play an important role during disaster preparation, response, and recovery. 

Residents of Oceanside assess their neighborhood’s challenge and take stock of their available resources after a hurricane has struck Coastal City

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