Janis Bush, PI, University of Texas at San Antonio


With support from NSF, the Council of Graduate Schools hosted a meeting of IGE Principal Investigators in Alexandria, VA on February 29 and March 1, 2024.
Our distinguished guest and keynote speaker, Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University kicked-off the meeting by sharing insights with the community. See presentations below.


Meeting attendees 
    • heard from seasoned PIs who are currently scaling their projects
    • engaged with other IGE project representatives in small breakout groups
    • had an opportunity to display their project posters in the in-person and virtual poster hall sessions
    • shared strategies to advance, disseminate, diversify, and evaluate their projects.
Enhancing Diversity by Changing Institutional Culture and Scaffolding Student Success

Remarks by

Bridget Walsh, PI, Professor of Human Development and Family ScienceUniversity of Nevada, Reno. 
Markus Kemmelmeier, co-PI, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate School, University of Nevada, Reno.  
Loren Pietsch, project contactDirector of Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives, University of Nevada, Reno. 

Held at Morgan State University and hosted by Jackson State University and NSF, this workshop is part of a broader event to encourage HBCUs to submit competitive proposals to NRT and IGE programs and encourage STEM students to pursue graduate study in STEM fields. View the video presentations below.

NASEM’s Protecting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education and the Workforce: A Workshop


Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, this multiday event will examine how industry and institutions of higher education can safeguard efforts to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).


Major objectives of the workshop include:

• Identify practices with demonstrated success that have led to increased diversity in student and workforce populations;

• Highlight best practices in the selection process for undergraduate, graduate, and medical school admissions and  industry workforce development programs; and

• Explore the impact of movements to reverse legal precedents, such as Affirmative Action, on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in science, engineering, and medicine.



André N Porter, Senior Program Officer at NASEM
(202) 334-2496












Eric Vance, PI, University of Colorado Boulder


Diana Nicholas, CoPI, Drexel University


Himanshu Jain, PI, Lehigh University

Jackson State University Academic Affairs Hosts Professional Development Workshop for HBCUs on Program Evaluation


Program Evaluation Part 2: The Basics
Wed., March 8, 2023
12 PM Central Time
Via Zoom (Register: https://tinyurl.com/loschev2)


Dr. Mary Losch, a veteran evaluator and director of the University of Northern Iowa Center for Social & Behavioral Research, presents part two of the Program Evaluation Workshop.

Part 2 focuses on Theory of Change, Logic Models and Evaluation Design.



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View Program Evaluation: Where Do We Begin (Part 1)

Jackson State University Academic Affairs Hosts Professional Development Workshop for HBCUs on Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation: Where Do We Begin (Part 1)
Wed., March 1, 2023
12 PM Central Time
Via Zoom (Register: tinyurl.com/loscheval)



Why is evaluation important?

What are the various types of evaluation?

Who can/should do evaluations?

How do you plan an evaluation?

What resources are available to gain

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View Program Evaluation Part 2: The Basics

Rose Marie Ward, PI, University of Cincinnati (previously Miami University)
Corrie Kuniyoshi, PI, American Chemical Society
Joerg Schlatterer, CoPI, American Chemical Society