The purpose of these grants is to recognize the amazing work being done within the sciences at CCCU institutions generally (and SPU specifically!). Furthermore, the intention of this program is to support dedicated research and scholarship by people whose voices have been historically underrepresented in the public square. To this end, here at SPU, we are explicitly creating research and teaching opportunities to bring these voices to the forefront of everything we do.
We have three stellar Faculty Fellows whose students and research will be sponsored by this grant.
Additionally, SPU’s student club, Faith & Science is partially sponsored by this grant.
We have a three-year schedule of events and programming to bring the campus and larger community together around topics related to faith, science, and diversity.
Finally, we are helping to support SPU’s Office of Inclusive Excellence’s Search Advocate Program which is designed to “promote equity, mitigate bias, and increase diversity in faculty and staff searches.”