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SynergIE in Natural Sciences
Building Towards Inclusive Excellence in STEM

Peer Implementation Cluster (#11):

The 57 HHMI IE grant awardees were divided into 14 Peer Implementation Clusters (or PICs).  The 4-5 schools in a PIC are generally grouped together by geography.  UHD is one of 5 schools in PIC #11 (see below).  In our PIC, our leadership teams meet virtually periodically to discuss our successes and challenges as we implement our IE programs. An important piece in organizational learning is our collective ability to learn from each other’s institutional work.

Yearly, we meet face-to-face to deepen our learning and discussions. In the first year, we met at Kennesaw State University in which the leadership teams and other stakeholders participated in a workshop by Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training. In our second year, during this time of COVID-19, the leadership teams met to virtually to engage three scholars from the UHD Center for Critical Race Studies, Drs. Kristin Anderson, Felicia Harris, Vida Robertson, to explore science, racism, imagination, and anti-racism.

PIC #11 Member School:

Davidson College: Barbara Lom
Kennesaw State University: Scott Reese
North Carolina State University: Jane Lubischer
University of Houston-Downtown: Akif Uzman
University of Puerto Rico-Humacao: Lilliam Casillas 

Last updated 8/3/2020 6:00 AM