Wesley College Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Department faculty and staff presented research at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence Conference on Nov. 8-10 in Atlanta.
The presentation, “Implementing an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Center for Analytics, Talent, and Success,” addressed one of the main goals of the conference — broadening participation in STEM fields. The Wesley presenters included Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research Malcolm D’Souza, Assistant Director of STEM Initiatives Kevin Shuman, Academic Research Grants Administrator Emily Wood and STEM Programs Assistant Melanie Pritchett.
In addition, another Wesley group lead a discussion titled “S-STEM Supported Learning Community: Systematic Transformation at a Mid-Atlantic College,” which focused on the deliberate and planned changes Wesley College has made over the last few years to help students adjust and succeed in the college environment. The group included Associate Professor and Program Director of Environmental Studies Stephanie Stotts, Professor of Mathematics Agashi Nwogbaga and Coordinator of Tutoring Programs Danielle Archambault along with D’Souza, Shuman, Wood and Pritchett.
Travel and curricular content were supported through the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of General Medical Sciences IDeA program, the NSF DE-Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research program, the NSF S-STEM program and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Delaware Space Grant Consortium program.