The following 3-minute video provides a highlight of our ongoing work in the Southern California region as part of the NSF funded CIRTL INCLUDES pilot initiative. 

UCLA has participated in one of thirty-seven pilot projects funded by NSF for the Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) initiative.

NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive initiative 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 in our society.

By facilitating partnerships, communication and cooperation, NSF aims to build on and scale up what works in broadening participation programs to reach underserved populations nationwide.

Our Goal

Our project (Award # 1649092 ) is led by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) and our primary goal is to work within our region to explore a collaborative impact model across our regional 2-year community colleges and 4-year institutions to better prepare future faculty for careers in community colleges, where we know many students from underrepresented groups have their first STEM experiences.

Our focus from the INCLUDES grant is to Expand and strengthen faculty preparation specifically for 2-year colleges, where many URG students have their first STEM undergraduate experience.

The SG2 Action Partnership is comprised of three pilot regional collaboratives and a member of the research team.

The regional collaboratives include leaders and faculty at 2-year colleges, regional 4-year universities and CIRTL universities.

NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive initiative 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 in our society.