Welcome to IDEA
GRAINGER ENGINEERING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Learn more about college resources focused on social justice.
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.
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.
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.
Join Director Lynford Goddard and eight teams led by students, staff, and faculty from Grainger Engineering as they discuss the key takeaways from their 2020-21 Grassroots Initiatives to Address Needs Together (GIANT) projects. This interactive Zoom session will include presentations and live Q & A from each team. Additionally, the eight new GIANT projects for 2021-22 will be introduced.