1. UMass Amherst Receives $1 Million to Enhance STEM Learning, Inclusive Excellence

    UMass Amherst Receives $1 Million to Enhance STEM Learning, Inclusive Excellence

    The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to increase institutional capacity for inclusion of all science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors. CNS researchers say the UMass Inclusive Excellence program in CNS will enhance the learning experience for life science students by transforming the learning environment and developing students professionally during their undergraduate years, with a focus particularly on the critical time period of entry into an undergraduate major and on sustained reinforcement of inclusive, high-impact teaching practices in later semesters.

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