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IDS funds equity-inspired research. Below, you can view short videos on how teams of scientists funded by IDS are using STEM to advance equity and improve access and opportunity for diverse populations. Student training is a key part of these research teams.


Teen drivers, ADHD, and technology

Do new automation technologies in cars put teen drivers and those with ADHD at a higher risk of accidents? Watch our brief video to learn about this IDS-funded project. Read more about Teen drivers, ADHD and Technology
 

Institute of Diversity Sciences: Promoting STEM research that advances social justice from CNSCommunications on Vimeo.

Reforming Math Education to Improve Success for Diverse Students

Can teaching statistics visually help improve STEM learning for students -- especially those with learning disabilities? Read more about reforming math education for diverse students.

Institute of Diversity Sciences: Advancing Equity through STEM Research from CNSCommunications on Vimeo.

 

Highlighting student researchers

IDS funds the training of future scientists, engineers, and technologists from under-represented backgrounds. Students gain hands-on research experience from a multi-disciplinary team of faculty. Together, these students and faculty STEM researchers are working to better understand and advance equity. Also, read our spotlight on a student researcher.

Institute of Diversity Sciences: Advancing equity through STEM research from CNSCommunications on Vimeo.

Summer Leadership Academy for Diverse Students in Tech & Engineering

When the pandemic caused companies to cancel internship opportunities for students in tech and engineering this summer, the Institute’s network of Massachusetts researchers, educators, business leaders and students (known as the “REBLS network”) kicked into high gear and created the Leadership Academy. Read more here.

Summer Leadership Academy for Diverse Students in Technology and Engineering from CNS UMass on Vimeo.

Institute of Diversity Sciences: Advancing equity through STEM research from CNSCommunications on Vimeo.