STEM Initiative

Photo Courtesy of Joyce Gawlik, Assistant Director, Collegium

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) -- has been charged with leading this work.

"Team STEM" as we enthusiastically call ourselves, 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.  In response, we are excited to share our STEM Mission VLOG series! We strongly encourage Collegium alums and their colleagues to submit more STEM Mission VLOG entries - anyone interested can complete this short form to get started!

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