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​SynergIE in Natural Sciences
Building Towards Inclusive Excellence in STEM

Inclusive excellence (IE) in undergraduate science [STEM] education is a dynamic stance* of faculty & staff wherein students experience an inclusive education that embraces diversity and equity in which graduates self-identify as creative and responsible agents in the scientific enterprise of the 21st century. 

  • IE is dynamic and responsive to contemporary contexts of society at all levels of the university
  • IE is combative to marginalizing policies, procedures, and language
  • IE occurs through continuous, critical self-examination of, and improvement of, practices at all levels of the university

*Modified from "Excellence – A renewed Call for Change in Undergraduate Higher Education," HHMI / AAC&U (2018)


Family Night for new first-time in college students in the
Department of Natural Sciences, July, 2019

​UHD faculty at AAC&U Diversity Conference, March, 2019
Crossroads Anti-racism Workshop at UHD, August, 2019


Last updated 11/18/2019 8:35 AM