Grant Proposal Support
Mines DI&A has developed a menu of evidence-based programs that you can include in proposals, complete with background information, references, and options at different price points. Contact us for proposal text and a letter of support or collaboration on DI&A programming.
Programs to Support Proposals & Grants
Broadening Participation via Student Recruitment
Research shows that making personal and meaningful contact with potential underrepresented students, in coordination with a university-wide recruitment program and a strong commitment to DI&A, can improve the diversity of applicant pools.
High quality mentoring programs for students and faculty in STEM yield many benefits, but unfortunately people from underrepresented groups tend to have limited access to these opportunities.
The Mines Mentoring program connects businesses and professionals with Mines alumni, employees and students (the Oredigger Network), enriches the preparation and experiences of aspiring entrepreneurs (Entrepreneurs @ Mines) and serves to welcome and orient new Mines faculty to our community (extended onboarding).
Unconscious Bias Training
We all bring unconscious bias to our interactions with others. Unconscious bias training for ALL PIs and students can help foster an inclusive research culture and broaden participation through hiring decisions.
Fostering an Inclusive Research Culture
Inclusion is critical to encourage participation, foster innovation, support career growth, and retain diverse populations of students and faculty. To successfully cultivate an inclusive research culture, we must have committed leadership, DI&A woven throughout the fabric of our program, and data that we measure and share.
Communicating Science & Imposter Syndrome Workshop
Women and underrepresented groups tend to suffer from impostor syndrome, which impacts the way they communicate and how others interact with them. DI&A hosts an interactive workshop on communication and impostor syndrome.
Women and underrepresented groups in STEM are likely to encounter gender and racially stigmatizing experiences in daily academic life. Climate surveys can help you understand the baseline climate in your group, identify problem areas to address, and measure progress as you implement strategies to improve the climate.
K-14 Outreach and Collaborations
We are developing a K-14 outreach center that will have programming and relationships with pipeline schools that PIs can tap into, increasing the effect of Broader Impacts activities.
Girls Lead the Way (High School Outreach via Society of Women Engineers)
The annual Girls Lead the Way conference welcomes approximately 200 high school girls to a full day event, introducing them to engineering, and the Mines campus. Participants leave more aware of the wide variety of careers available to them, and more confident that they have the ability to succeed in pursuit of their passions.
Girls on the Rise (Middle School Outreach via Society of Women Engineers)
Middle school girls interact every fall with current Mines students in nine, half-hour long engineering and/or applied math and sciences activities designed to engage students with STEM majors at Mines. Each activity is set up as an experiment where girls hypothesize an outcome, test their hypothesis, collect results, and make conclusions on the scientific principles they witness. Girls on the Rise was introduced in fall 2019 to complete efforts to outreach to girls at all levels of K-12.
Girl Scout Engineering Day (4th & 5th Grade Outreach via Society of Women Engineers)
Girl Scout Engineering Day is one of Society of Women Engineer’s (SWE) signature outreach events and is an exciting and rewarding venue for SWE members to share their love of STEM with aspiring young scientists and engineers.