Enhancing Global Research and Education in STEM at Spelman College (G-STEM)
The “Enhancing Global Research and Education in STEM at Spelman College” (G-STEM) project seeks to prepare African American women in the STEM disciplines to be globally engaged. This is to be accomplished by the establishment of a G-STEM office which will work synergistically with other offices and departments on campus to establish formal international research collaborations, and develop a structured mentoring program for STEM students seeking global research experiences. This integrative proposal will increase the quality and quantity of international research opportunities available to Spelman College students, as well as enhance the mentoring process between STEM students and faculty. A greater number of African American women in STEM will engage in international research experiences, and thus graduate as globally-engaged scholars.
G-STEM will integrate and centralize study abroad efforts across campus, develop global research collaborations, implement a formal mentoring program for participants, and evaluate and disseminate the program. G-STEM seeks to become a model for how other institutions can develop research international experiences for their students.