Engineering PLUS - (now virtual) Applications due April 15th - stEm PEER Academy

Starts:  Mar 3, 2022 09:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Jun 9, 2022 05:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  NSF INCLUDES National Network

Engineering PLUS stEm PEER (Practitioners Enhancing Engineering Regionally) Academy will be offered virtually June 5 - June 9th.  

Applications Due: April 15th

stEm PEERs will engage in a 2-year professional development and research experience to support the design and implementation of a Capstone project at their home institutions, with the institution’s support. PEERs will have the opportunity to learn and engage with program experts, researchers and practitioners.  Throughout the 2-year engagement, participants will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the challenges and successful strategies guiding transformation of our national Engineering landscape.  In addition, participants will utilize data and assessment to inform not only their specific CAPSTONE projects but to support and inform implementation of synergistic program efforts at their respective institutions and beyond. PEERs will be guided and supported to submit project outcomes as publications to LSAMP, ASEE and/or the National INCLUDES Network to inform future broadening participation collaborations. PEERs will launch a growing community of engineering education equity leaders.

Each program participant will receive a $1,000 stipend to support their participation and continued engagement in this effort.  Each participant will have the opportunity to attend a future conference as a cohort group.  (Travel/registration/housing will be provided)

The stEm PEER Academy will investigate the following topics:

1) Understanding the Engineering Education Pathway Landscape with emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

2) Models and interventions that work for women and BIPOC students to enroll and facilitate degree attainment.

3) Building partnerships/engagement of stakeholders.

4) Planning, implementing and assessing, and scaling the Capstone project.


Key Dates

Applications: Open January 18, 2022

Deadline: April 15, 2022

Notification: Accepted applicants will be notified no later than April 30th, 2022.

Orientation: Attend a virtual Orientation, TBD

Institute: Attend the  virtual offering June 5-9:  

Monthly: Attend virtual ½ day sessions and complete required program updates (specific dates/times to be determined)

Required Documents: Resume, 2 Recommendations, and essay in response to the following question: “What is one evidence-based strategy or program that you believe has the potential to be most beneficial for this population of students? How could you implement this strategy or program to your own institution?”

To view the flyer:  stEm PEER Academy


Online Instructions:
Login: Specifics regarding login/platform details will be forwarded to accepted applicants prior to the start of the program in June.


Claire Duggan