To empower Wooster STEM faculty, staff, and students in cultivating an inclusive STEM community to better support the academic success and STEM identity development for students from historically marginalized groups.
Equity in STEM success at The College of Wooster.
The STEM Success Initiative supports students directly by providing academic support, and indirectly via cultural initiatives and faculty development opportunities.
The STEM Faculty Learning Community (SFLC) – campus professors and staff meet regularly to discuss best practices for inclusive STEM teaching and learning at Wooster. Currently, this group meets on Mondays at 4 pm. For more information or to be added to the SFLC email list, please contact Missy Schen.
Support attendance of faculty at STEM-focused pedagogical conferences.
This working group shares the mission and programs of the STEM Success Initiative with the rest of the college and beyond, and also promotes the exchange of ideas and collaborations with other Wooster programs with overlapping missions.
As of Fall 2017, the STEM Success Initiative involves and supports all science and mathematics departments/programs at Wooster.
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB)
- Computer Science
- Earth Sciences
- Environmental Studies
- Statistical and Data Sciences
Advisory Board for STEM Success Initiative
The Advisory Board (SSI AB) is a council of individuals across campus departments and programs that advise and direct programs to support the mission of the STEM Success Initiative. If you have questions, please contact us.
Members of the SSI AB (2022-2023):
|Kara Melrose||STEM Success Initiative||SSI Coordinator|
|Kate Gullata||Learning Center||Associate Director|
|Brooke Krause||Economics||Associate Professor|
|Colby Long||Mathematics||Assistant Professor|
|Melanie Long||Economics||Assistant Professor|
|Sara Martin||BCMB, Chemistry||Assistant Professor|
|Carlo Moreno||Environmental Studies||Assistant Professor|
|Jillian Morrison||Statistical & Data Sciences||Assistant Professor|
|NiK Peavy||Center for Diversity and Inclusion||Director of Sexuality and Gender Inclusion|
|Meagen Pollock||Earth Sciences||Professor|
|Missy Schen||Academic Affairs||Director of Educational Assessment|
|Amy Jo Stavnezer||Neuroscience||Associate Professor|
|Gregory C. Wiles||Earth Sciences||Schoolroy Chair of Natural Resources; Professor|
|Allison Neptune||Education (CoC Appointed Member)||Visiting Assistant Professor|