Tag: David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity
Two National Science Foundation grants expand the reach of programs that engage underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students in science and engineering. One will allow researchers to demonstrate how faculty involvement in Rochester’s Upward Bound program could serve as a national model. The other would allow underrepresented engineering students from other universities to do summer research at Rochester.
“With this program, everything came together. Now, I feel like a real scientist.” Derek McNeil joined a record 140 high school students from Rochester City schools took part in the six-week summer program.
Charles Blow, New York Times columnist and CNN commentator, read from his memoir, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, yesterday evening in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. “This book is about remembering, against all that this world may signal to the contrary, that you are not forever broken,” he said. “You are capable of giving and receiving love, and you are deserving of it.
As dean, Olivares will serve as the senior strategist on student and faculty diversity, responsible for providing a vision and a strategy to help AS&E administration proactively create an inclusive environment.
LaFleur Stephens ’02 teaches at Princeton. And Rochester’s Kearns Center is working to make sure more students follow her footsteps.