Supporting Lynker’s Next Generation
Lynker was American Meteorological Society’s 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sponsor to support DE&I at the AMS 103 Annual Meeting in Denver. Lynker also sponsored the 2022 AMS Scholarship for Underserved Communities, formerly the Minority Scholarship, an initiative that provides equitable access to atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences and strengthens the diversity of the AMS community.
Lynker produces career seminars and webinars for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges, and other universities, focused on STEM, Environmental, and Climate-based courses of study, helping students understand and prepare for the job market into which they will graduate. The sessions feature Lynker employees, introduce students to opportunities in a variety of Lynker career fields, and include resources and opportunities for mentorship.
Lynker provides scholarships to HBCUs and Tribal Colleges for STEM candidates to conduct summer research in environmental and climate science areas. One example includes the Department of Marine & Environmental Sciences at Savannah State University (HBCU), where Lynker’s intern worked on lab and field-based projects at the Marine Science Research Center, contributing to data collection on phytoplankton, total suspended solids, and benthic foraminifera, and conducting literature searches for future investigations.
Lynker sponsored a scholarship through the Northwest Indian College Foundation. Based in Bellingham, WA, Northwest Indian College is one of 32 fully accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities in the US. It is the only accredited Tribal college serving states of WA, OR and ID – but draws students from a wide range of Tribal communities (130+ Tribes represented). Tribal Colleges are distinguished by being controlled and operated by American Indian tribes; the Northwest Indian College is guided by the Lummi Nation.