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CSUN Part of National Initiative to Increase Diversity in STEM

July 1, 2014

CSUN Students attend the 2013 Senior Design Showcase for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Photo Courtesy of CSUN Today

"California State University, Northridge is one of only 20 institutions of higher education across the country selected to take part in a new initiative designed to increase diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The initiative, Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES), was announced today by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) as a way of developing models for broad institutional change for the advancement of evidence-based and culturally competent teaching in STEM fields, particularly in the computer and information sciences. Of the 20 institutions, CSUN was one of 14 selected as a 'full awardee,' meaning it can receive up to $300,000 for faculty and curriculum development over the next three years. The TIDES initiative is funded with a $4.9 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust."

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