From the webpage: “The Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science (MS PHD’S®) initiative was developed by and for underrepresented minorities with the overall purpose of facilitating our increased participation in Earth system science.

The program provides students with professional development opportunities, science exposure, networking opportunities, and mentoring relationships. For mentors, the program offers on-going mentoring activities with a highly talented group of minority students who are committed to achieving successful science careers.”