Who We Are
OSU is one of 57 institutions to receive a $1 million, 5-year grant from HHMI to transform undergraduate STEM education. The initiative "challenges U.S. colleges and universities to substantially and sustainably increase their capacity for inclusion of all students, especially those students who belong to groups underrepresented in science."
Oregon State received this funding through a partnership between the STEM Research Center, the College of Science, and the Office of Undergraduate Education in 2018.
The IE@OSU Program will engage 5 annual cohorts of IE Fellows drawn from STEM faculty at OSU, Linn-Benton, and Lane Community Colleges, with about 20 faculty per cohort. To date (Year 2 of 5) we have reached 36 fellows from 11+ departments.
In addition to this, the program hosts quarterly Faculty Food and Fun events to connect with the broader community of highly engaged faculty and staff at OSU who are committed to greater equity in teaching and learning.
The Fellowship Experience:
IE Academy: IE@OSU fellows participate in an intensive academy that challenges them to incorporate equity and justice into their mindsets as educators, and introduces them to social justice pedagogy.
Action Plans: Each fellow creates and implements an action plan to create change within their sphere of influence. Action plans are broad in scope and have the ultimate goal of making STEM teaching and learning more equitable, just, and inclusive.
Learning in Community: Faculty Food and Fun events create opportunities for fellows to connect with the broader OSU community and the Quarterly Peer Learning Community helps strengthen bonds within the IE community.