Chairman Tim Price called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.
The final version of the April minutes was not available for approval.
Officers Reports: Tim called on Maria Harris who gave a report on the Bring Your Child to Work day at the Region office. The five children who participated were given breakfast and a tour of enforcement. They were fascinated by the removable floor panels that are used to access the computer network, electrical and telephone lines and also enjoyed seeing a demonstration of scuba gear used to conduct underwater research. In addition, observer program staff provided a survival suit donning demonstration and allowed the children to taste MREs (Meals-Ready-to-Eat).
In addition, Tim reported that one person from Protected Resources conducted an outreach program at the Aquarium of the Pacific and another spoke at a nearby school. Tim asked for employees to post these types of activities on the EEOAC Web.
Program Subcommittee: Al Coan reported that the program subcommittee is working on posting the outreach materials such as posters, slides and videos on the website.
Nancy Lo reported that she attended Career Day on April 21 at San Diego State University and met a teacher from Cuyamaca College who told her about the MESA program (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement Program) which encourages minority students
to seek employment in these fields. The teacher would like to bring his students to the SWFSC for a tour. Lo will work on a program similar to what we used to offer the Science Sisters Program.
Administrative Subcommittee: Starting June 1, Rob Bistodeau will send out a quarterly reminder of the EEOAC Website address and will highlight new items of interest.
Personnel Subcommittee: Beth Norton reported that Debbie Losey was very helpful in helping the Personnel committee obtain e-mail addresses listed in the database for some of the schools which will receive notice of vacancy announcements. A recommendation to implement the e-mail database was drafted for Mike Tillman and Rebecca Lent to sign. Rob is working on setting up a ListServe for the Vacancy Announcements.
Old Business: So far there have been no applicants for the internship program. The committee had ideas to extend the deadline, to open the internship to students going to college out of the area and to college freshmen but no vote was taken. John Clancy will call all his contacts again to notify them of these changes.
New Business: The committee brainstormed on the development of "new" work plans. A career enhancement in-reach program was discussed.
There was discussion on developing a "speakers bureau" of employees who are willing to speak at schools. The Committee could also take some video footage, slides, and posters of current research to prepare some canned programs that most anyone could present to a class.
It was also discussed developing different types of activities that teachers could use to encourage the students to become interested in marine science. One activity suggested was the use of a pool with a limited number of "fish" with paper clips attached that would allow students to "catch" them. Areas of the pool could be set off to represent closed areas or limits could be set on how many fish a student could catch to teach limits.
The committee agreed to have each subcommittee meet before the next meeting to identify additional workplans and activities that could be started or completed during the remainder of the existing fiscal year or during the upcoming fiscal year (2002). The subcommittees will present their workplan and activity ideas at the next meeting for the full committees consideration.
The next meeting will be held on Wed., June 6 at 1:30. The meeting adjourned at 2:40p.m.
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by the SW EEOAC Executive Committee.
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