Campus Spotlight

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June 8, 2017
Photo by Elizabeth Lamark

Scott Franklin, right, co-director of the Inclusive Excellence program at RIT and director of the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation, and his team won a Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative grant to increase diversity and inclusivity among RIT undergraduate science majors. Pictured with Franklin at the June 7 campus announcement are, left to right, Lea Michel, associate professor of chemistry and chair of Women in Science; Tina Chapman DaCosta, Diversity Theatre Program Developer; Jennifer Connelly, visiting assistant professor; and Dina Newman, associate professor of life sciences and co-director of the initiative. The grant will enable RIT to increase infrastructure, resources and expertise to involve and retain deaf/hard-of-hearing, female and African-American, Latino/a-American and Native American students and develop strategies for supporting their success.

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