STEM Initiative

Collegium’s board has made it a strategic priority to develop useful resources to encourage and support the professional development and vocational discernment of STEM faculty on our campuses, and to ensure that conversations about mission reflect the work and interests of these disciplines. A group of four Collegium alums from several STEM disciplines -- Rob Bellin (Holy Cross), David Crowley (Assumption), Heather Dillon (U of Washington), and Shannon Mayer (U of Portland) -- is leading this work.

They held two listening sessions in late spring/early summer 2020 with dozens of Collegium STEM alumni.  The two key themes that arose were a desire to form a supportive and encouraging network of STEM faculty, and a desire for accessible and practical resources that would provide examples of how STEM faculty address mission-related topics in their teaching, service and/or scholarship.  That work is ongoing and growing.  The energy and attentiveness of this group has been a new boost for Collegium. We look forward to ways that it will help Collegium grow to better serve faculty from STEM disciplines.

Still interested in more?  Here are some earlier videos from our joy lunch initiative.