Welcome to IDEA

Resources to Understand
and Address Racism

The IDEA institute offers anti-racism resources including webinars, blogs, reading materials, action items, talks, and more.

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Diversity is a Prerequisite of Excellence.

The mission of the IDEA Institute is to support scholarship, innovation, collaboration, and leadership in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access at all levels: faculty, staff, students, and K-12 outreach/public engagement.

The IDEA Institute

Lynford Goddard, director of the Institute for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access, shares how the creation of the IDEA Institute promotes student recruitment and retention while it supports diversity and inclusion across campus.

2022 IDEA Conference

Join the IDEA Institute at its 2022 IDEA Conference on April 25, 2022 at the Illini Union Ballroom from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The Conference will provide lunch and showcase research from the Grassroots Initiatives Addressing Needs Together (GIANT) project teams. The goal of the GIANT program is to enable teams of students, postdocs, staff, and faculty to propose and implement research-based initiatives to promote DEI across the College of Engineering. Events are free, and registration is encouraged. Register by April 15th!

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Poster set up, check-in, and networking
12:00 pm – 1:20 pm Lunch, welcome, GIANT lightning talks
1:20 pm - 1:30 pm  Break and transition to posters
1:30 pm -2:30 pm   Poster session presented by GIANT project teams

Learn more about 2022 GIANT Projects