Promoting Geoscience Research, Education & Success

About Us

The PROGRESS (PROmoting Geoscience, Research, Education and SuccesS) Program aims to recruit and mentor STEM undergraduates who identify as women who are interested in the Earth and Environmental Sciences through a combination of formal and informal, professional and peer mentoring.

We aim to make the mentoring resources we develop available and accessible and thus will test the efficacy of various strategies to scale up our successful evidence-based mentoring program.

Want to Get Involved?

Apply to participate in the Fall 2023 Student Workshops!

Are you an undergraduate interested in earth and environmental sciences located in the Colorado/Wyoming Front Range and the Carolinas?

Apply to be a mentor for PROGRESS! 

Mentors of all ages, background, career stages and geoscience disciplines are welcome. Mentors can be graduate students, postdocs, research scientists, faculty and staff

Time commitment includes a short virtual training with our team and meeting with your mentee (in person or via social media) at least once during the semester.

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Program: DUE #s 2013318, 2013333, 2013323, 2013312, 2013326.

If you have further questions or would like to participate in the study but can not access the online applications, please contact us via email!


Fall 2023 Dates

Student Workshops (in person):

〉Saturday, October 7, 2023 – Colorado/Wyoming Front Range hosted at Colorado State University

〉Saturday, October 14, 2023 – Carolinas hosted at University of North Carolina Greensboro

Mentor Training Sessions (virtual):

Plan to attend ONE (1) of the following Zoom training sessions:

〉Wednesday, September 27, 2023   |  REGISTER HERE

◊ 11:00am – 12:00pm MST (1:00pm – 2:00pm EST)

〉Wednesday, October 4, 2023   |   REGISTER HERE

◊ 1:00pm – 2:00pm MST (3:00pm – 4:00pm EST) 

If you would like to be a mentor but cannot make the above trainings, please email

Fall 2023 Participating Schools

In fall 2023, PROGRESS will host students from universities in the CO/WY Front Range (Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Wyoming, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado College, and Metro State University) and North Carolina (University of North Carolina Charlotte, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, University of North Carolina Greensboro). Other partner regions include universities in and around College Station (Texas A&M, Baylor, University of Houston) and El Paso (University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College) Texas, and the Atlanta, Georgia region (Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Spelman, Emory, Georgia Gwinnett College). PROGRESS plans to expand to two additional regions in the 2023-24 academic year. Ideal regions have multiple institutions in a relatively small geographic area that serve diverse populations.

This project is being funded by the National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Program: DUE #s 2013318, 2013333, 2013323, 2013312, 2013326.