Published: Jan. 26, 2017 By

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the first NSF INCLUDES grants to 37 programs nationally, including The BOLD Center

NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) aims to make access to STEM education and careers more inclusive to underserved populations. The recipient programs are funded through two-year grants aimed to support projects that offer new models to reach this goal.

The CU project, led by Sarah M. Miller, Creating Academic Pathways in STEM (CAPS): A Model Ecosystem for Supporting Two-Year Transfer, aims to establish a network in STEM education of regional collaboration that will create an infrastructure to help streamline STEM pathways for diverse students moving from 2-year to 4-year colleges. 

"It is a privilege to work with partners in engineering and across campus to make CU a more welcoming and accessible option for 2-year college students," says Miller.

The project will work to lower or eliminate potential barriers that inhibit 2-year college students from pursuing a STEM degree at a 4-year college.