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.

Twelve projects selected for funding by the Grassroots Initiatives to Address Needs Together program

The Grassroots Initiatives to Address Needs Together (GIANT) program seeks to enable teams of students, postdocs, staff, and faculty to propose and implement research-based initiatives in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. Fifteen high quality proposals were submitted to the 2021 GIANT program. The IDEA Institute is excited to announce that twelve projects (eight new phase 1 projects and four continuing phase 2 projects) were selected for funding.

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Addressing Social Justice in Engineering Education & Research

Dean Rashid Bashir moderated a virtual discussion with three Grainger Engineering thought leaders to discuss the college's approach to developing our pipeline for student diversity, sustaining our engagement through programming and community building, and elevating our societal impact. This webinar includes faculty presentations and a live Q & A.

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Town Hall Meeting

Download slides or watch the video recording from the town hall meeting on February 13, 2020.