Below, 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 and career development are a key part of these research teams and the focus of our Summer Leadership Academy. You can also learn more about the Institute of Diversity Sciences programs in our E-Newsletter, which comes out twice a year:
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
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.
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.
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.