This UA program provides services to support students in graduating with a STEM major. This program focuses on promising students who are underrepresented in STEM, especially students who are first in their family to attend college, from low-income households, who transferred from a community college, and from underrepresented groups, such as women and minorities.
CREAR STEM Learning Communities are Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) groups that are organized by societal impact areas where you can explore solutions to challenges in your communities. These groups are specially designed for students from historically excluded groups in STEM (Ex. Latinx, African-American, Native, High Financial Need, First Generation, and Community College Transfer students). This small community of students is enrolled as a group in 2-3 classes together during their first semester at the University of Arizona
Students will engage with the topic at hand by learning alongside those most impacted by social justice issues through experiential activities, such as workshops and small group discussions.
As a JEDI Academy Student, you will be equipped with the tools necessary to advocate for social justice on a broad scale. Students selected for the JEDI Academy are those who exhibit a strong desire to advocate for social justice on campus and who are passionate about the topic.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a prestigious research grant to the University of Arizona, supporting an innovative Postdoctoral Fellowship program aimed at promoting educational equity and diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. The fellowship, known as the NSF Research on Educational Equity and Diversity in STEM (REEDS) Postdoctoral Fellowship, will provide exceptional scholars with an opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and foster inclusive learning environments.
In June 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of immunobiology at the College of Medicine – Tucson, wondered what he could do to lift up underrepresented minorities during such a difficult moment in the nation’s history.