NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) is a comprehensive effort to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by proactively seeking and effectively developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent from all sectors and groups.
UC Merced is part of a consortium of more than 40 other institutions and organizations from the public and private sector which were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant worth nearly $10 million as part of a national effort to increase the number of Hispanic students who participate in computing.
The 2017 NSF INCLUDES Conference was held at the Kellogg Conference Center on the campus of Gallaudet University, Washington D.C. The conference began with a reception at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, and concluded the afternoon of March 8. The participants came from many regions across the U.S.
This award supports a conference and related activities which will bring together researchers, higher education administrators, industry representatives, members of professional societies, and other community members to design collective impact initiatives to improve the retention and continuation of Hispanics, women, and other underrepresented groups in STEM fields.