Webinar: The Power of Community for SSTEM Student Success – Sep 23

Posted by Yes We Must Coalition on September 7, 2021

The Power of Community for STEM Student Success: Four Yes We Must Coalition Member Schools Describe the Strategies and Impact of their NSF SSTEM Grant for Low-Income Students

As a group of four member schools (Coker University, Ferrum College, Mercy College, and Saint Elizabeth University) in collaboration with Yes We Must approach the fifth year of a multi-million dollar NSF STEM grant — Institutional Collaboration to Recruit, Retain, and Graduate Low-Income Students in Biology (STEM Scholars in Biology [SSB]) (NSF 1742366) – we want to share valuable lessons alongside best practices with all Yes We Must members and Friends.

On Thursday, September 23, and Thursday, November 4, from 4:00 – 5:30 pm ET the Principal Investigators for the grant will describe the success, as well as challenges, of developing and implementing independently the same set of interventions and shared activities, a collaborative endeavor that has made community-building – internally and across institutions — a central outcome and affected notable increases in student retention, academic performance, and students’ sense of belonging.

The September 23 meeting will describe this work and the November 4 meeting will offer the opportunity to explore how this grant may have application to other campuses and grant proposals and be responsive to specific areas of interest requested by the September 23 participants.

Please SAVE THESE DATES and REGISTER NOW for the September 23 gathering in Zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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