InclusiveExcellence@OSU (IE@OSU) is a collaboration between OSU’s STEM Research Center, the College of Science, and the Division of Undergraduate Education.  At this time, the project team includes:

  • Martin Storksdieck (STEM Research Center)
  • Ann Sitomer (STEM Research Center)
  • Julie Risien (STEM Research Center)
  • Devon Quick (Integrative Biology)
  • Lori Kayes (Integrative Biology)
  • Mary Beisiegel (Mathematics)
  • Nana Osei-Kofi (Difference, Power, and Discrimination)
  • Holly Cho (STEM Research Center)


The project is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The initiative supports instructors at OSU, Linn-Benton Community College and Lane Community College as they explore, develop and adopt teaching practices that create equitable and inclusive STEM learning environments. The project builds upon other successful projects at OSU: ESTEME @ OSU that supported instructors in adopting evidence-based instructional practices in large-enrollment introductory STEM courses; Oregon State ADVANCE that focused on increasing the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers; and OSU’s well-established Difference, Power and Discrimination Program that works with OSU faculty to create inclusive curricula to address intersections of gender, race, class, sexual identity, age, ability, and other institutionalized systems of inequity and privilege.The vision for this project is that STEM faculty infuse inclusive and culturally responsive pedagogies into evidence-based teaching practices, allowing all students to learn as their authentic selves in the absence of marginalizing language, and to increase belongingness and classroom community for all.