One of the priorities within the Broader Impacts platform of Iowa NSF EPSCoR is to focus on diversity and inclusion. The diversity taskforce coordinates with other broader impacts efforts including workforce development, strengthening the STEM education pipeline and supporting faculty development.
See our energy innovator profiles to meet some women, underrepresented minorities, and energy innovators in Iowa NSF EPSCoR.
Programs focus on diversity at all levels of the educational spectrum.
IINSPIRE - LSAMP Website: This is an active NSF grant that includes 16 institutions, most in Iowa. The focus of the grant is to provide research opportunities to increase retention of minority students in STEM fields.
NCBI - National Coalition Building Institute: The National Coalition Building Institute is an international non-profit leadership development network dedicated to the elimination of racism and other forms of oppression.
NCFDD - National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity: The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. They offer on-campus workshops, professional development training, and intensive mentoring programs.
Institute for Broadening Participation: The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.
ISU ADVANCE: The goal of ADVANCE is to promote a multilevel participatory action to produce institutional transformation resulting in the full participation of women and minority faculty in all fields in the university.
National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences: Our goal is simple: we want to be sure that every underrepresented or underserved American student with the talent and the ambition has the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in a mathematical science.