Do you ever feel like you are the only woman and person of color in your STEM classes?
Have you ever questioned whether you belong to STEM?
Are you interested in being part of a community of other Women of color in STEM at Indiana University?
If you answered yes to these questions, we invite you to participate in the I CAN PERSIST STEM Initiative!
The I CAN PERSIST (ICP) STEM Initiative is a culturally responsive program designed to advance STEM persistence among undergraduate and graduate women from African American/Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian ethnic communities enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs at Indiana University. The ICP STEM Initiative uses a holistic multigenerational mentorship framework to reaffirm students’ belongingness to STEM and foster renewed commitment to careers in STEM fields.
Students enrolled in the ICP STEM Initiative at IU have experienced significant success! Many of our seniors secured jobs way in advance of graduation, our graduate students successfully accomplished their academic milestones (e.g., qualifying exams, dissertation proposals, etc), and above all else, students felt supported, celebrated, and affirmed by an oasis of women of color in STEM.
We hope that you are as excited as we are about the prospects of standing in solidarity with women of color who’ve embarked on a similar journey in STEM while also gaining invaluable career and educational resources.
To hear more about the ICP STEM Initiative, feel free to watch videos from the 2018-2019 (Links to an external site.) and 2019-2020 (Links to an external site.) cohorts of students like you describing their experience in the Initiative.
If you are interested in participating in the ICP STEM Initiative, please complete the application below. We ask that you submit your application as soon as possible and no later than April 15th, 2022 at 5pm EST.
Apply Here: https://www.icpstem.com/applynow (Links to an external site.)
Please feel free to email the Co-Directors, Dr. Vivian Halloran at firstname.lastname@example.org and Kerrie Wilkins-Yel at email@example.com with any questions.