MOTE Center of Excellence
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP): Marine Science Laboratory Alliance Center of Excellence (MarSci-LACE)opens doors into marine science research, education and careers for underrepresented, minority students. LSAMP MarSci-LACE is a nexus training, resource, and supporting partner to other independent marine research institutions, degree granting institutions, LSAMP students, and science mentors and faculty, with goals to:
- Provide unique and authentic research and training opportunities to underrepresented, minority students that go beyond the training received by traditional degree-granting institutions.
- Increase the number and preparedness of underrepresented minority students earning undergraduate degrees in marine sciences and related natural resources field.
- Create resources and develop best practices to share among students, academic faculty, and independent marine research institution staff to improve academic and career retention and success in the marine sciences.
- Show the vital role that independent marine research institutions play in academic and early career recruitment, retention, and success.