SSU Adresses STEM Disparities with New Grant

August 21, 2019
A group of femal and male students in protective eyewear and labcoats stand in a group in a lab.

Drs. Carmen Works and Jennifer Lillig, both of the Chemistry Department, were recently awarded $1.3 million awarded by the California Education Learning Lab. The award is in conjunction with three other California-based colleges and is part of a larger $7.5 million grant to six CSU campuses: Fullerton State, Humboldt State, Cal State LA, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State San Marcos and Sonoma State.

Works and Lillig will collaborate with colleagues at UC Berkeley, College of Marin and Diablo Valley College to create online transferrable modules for gateway STEM courses that will be available to college faculty statewide. The project’s aim is to create more equitable and inclusive classrooms to retain underrepresented students in the sciences.

You can read more about the award, along with other ways SSU is addressing STEM disparities, online in Janet Kline’s article for Diverse Issues in Higher Education.