3 College of Education Projects Receive Diversity Mini-Grants from OIED

NC State University’s Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity has awarded 2017-18 Diversity Mini-Grants to faculty and staff leading 11 projects across the NC State campus, including three in the NC State College of Education:

  • Brothers United in Leadership Development (BUILD) Summit, led by Regina Gavin Williams, director for student engagement and diversity coordinator;
  • Building Capacity: Muslim and Arabic-Speaking Counselors in the Triangle, led by Adria Dunbar, assistant professor of counselor education; and
  • Students Enhancing FACES: Fostering Advocacy, Communication, Empowerment, and Supports for African American Families of Children with Autism, led by Assistant Professor of Special Education Jamie Pearson.

OIED solicits program proposals annually from faculty and staff through the Diversity Mini-Grant Program. Now in its 15th year, the initiative emphasizes the importance of university-wide efforts and endorsement of NC State as a place to learn, work and grow. The 11 projects funded this year are listed below:

Awardees for 2017-18

Open House: Increasing Diversity in the Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. Program
Principal investigator(s): Dr. Ashleigh Wright and Dr. Elizabeth Dickey

Food and Housing Security: Launching a Campus-wide Initiative
Principal investigator(s): Dr. Mary E Haskett

Students Enhancing FACES: Fostering Advocacy, Communication, Empowerment, and Supports for African American Families of Children with Autism
Principal investigator(s): Dr. Jamie Pearson

Future Ingenieros at NC State
Principal investigator(s): Dr. Fernando Garcia Menendez and Dr. Adriana San Miguel Delgadillo

Learning, Exploring, and Achieving in the Profession of STEM
Principal investigator(s): Rebecca Woskoff and Bradford Hill

Art United
Principal investigator(s): Dr. Belle Boggs and Marian Fragola

Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit
Principal investigator(s): Dr. Regina Gavin Williams

HOLA BUG: Motivating Hispanic high school students to pursue higher education using insect outreach
Principal investigator(s): Dr. Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia and Dr. Melina Florez-Cuadros

ISE Diversity Frontier
Principal investigator(s): Dr. Kanton Reynolds

Diversify Your Booklist: Developing Inclusive Citation Practices at NCSU
Principal investigator(s): Dr. Helen J Burgess and Krystin Gollihue

Building Capacity: Muslim and Arabic-Speaking Counselors in the Triangle
Principal investigator(s): Dr. Adria Dunbar

Proposals may request a maximum of $3,000 to build a new initiative or enhance a current initiative. Previously funded proposals may reapply; however, a project or initiative can be funded for a maximum of two years. The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity awarded $27,193 this year. An eight person panel of faculty, staff and students reviewed the proposals and made the funding recommendations. This year’s process included 28 proposal submissions.