Kathie Maynard, the Assistant Dean of CECH Innovation and Opportunity, received a grant for the conference she spearheaded titled, NextLivesHere Innovation Summit. This conference was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through their NSF INCLUDES program. This is a comprehensive initiative to broaden the participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The recipients of these grants comprise 37 Design and Development Launch Pilots, funded through these two-year grants in hopes of supporting projects aimed at expanding participation in STEM education and career opportunities. The ultimate goal of the NextLivesHere Innovation Summit is to demonstrate how a community can work together to increase the underrepresented minorities in STEM education and careers, increasing STEM representation in general.
For more information about all 37 NSF INCLUDES Grants, please visit: http://nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189706&org=NSF&from=news