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Prof. Sherice Clarke Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award to Advance Racial Equity in STEM Education

Professor Sherice Clarke has recieved a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to advance racial equity in STEM education. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

The project focuses on supporting science teachers in seeing the brilliance of students of color and using that brilliance to teach science in rigorous ways that support learning, dignity and possible futures. The 5 year project is a partnership with Vista, scaling across middle and high school science. Congratulations, Professor Clarke, on this distinguished accomplishment!


William T. Grant Scholars Class of 2027

Theresa Stewart-Ambo of Education Studies is one of five early-career researchers selected for the William T. Grant Scholars Class of 2027. The program “supports the professional development of promising researchers in the social, behavioral and health sciences who have received their terminal degrees within the past seven years.” Stewart-Ambo’s five-year research project will explore the relationship between the educational outcomes of American Indian youth and Native nation-building and how higher education can fortify Indigenous futures.


Indigenous Futures Institute Receives Grant from Lumina Foundation

An innovative, interdisciplinary community-action research incubator at UC San Diego is now further empowered to continue its work in educational, scientific and environmental co-design with Indigenous peoples. The Indigenous Futures Institute (IFI) has received a $400,000 grant from Lumina Foundation’s Racial Justice and Equity Fund. Theresa Stewart Ambo (Tongva/Luiseño) of Education Studies co-founded the IFI with Keolu Fox (Kānaka Maoli) of Anthropology and Wayne Yang of Ethnic Studies, who is also provost of Muir.