The Hidden STEM initiative supports the growth of a diverse and inclusive STEM community through educational research, curriculum development, and faculty training.
A brief history
It all started with a long phone call in the Summer of 2020. Feeling exhausted and powerless in light of social and economic inequalities, we decided to put our heads together and envision what concrete actions we could make to alleviate some of the inequities that we saw around us. Though a small part of this larger conversation, the Hidden STEM initiative came from our common values to use our influence as faculty at a top 30 college to create an Engineering curriculum that was inviting, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of our underrepresented students.
In Fall of 2020, Dr. Lauren Lowman and Dr. Erin Henslee received the Engineering Unleashed Fellowship from the Kern Family Foundation, and the beginnings of the Hidden STEM project came to fruition.
A brief summary of our team's accomplishments and dissemination activities.
Work with us
We are always seeking new collaborations to expand the impact of this initiative.