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2013 - 2014 IDEA Grants

Congratulations to the following IDEA Grant recipients for the 2013-14 academic year. The Multicultural Endowment makes the funding for the IDEA grants possible.

Amy Wilkerson

Laboratory & Research Manager Applied Research Center

Grant Title

“Fill the Gap: Filling a Pipeline Gap to our Next Generation of Scientists”


To introduce children ranging from 6 to 18 years old (K-12) at the Boys & Girls Club of Suffolk (BGCS) after-school enrichment program to materials characterization using microscopy.

Therese A. Lovegreen

 The Office of Academic Advising/Arts & Sciences

Grant Title

“Transition and Transformation: Increasing Awareness and Appreciation of Diversity Workshop to Enhance Peer Leadership”


The project concept is to deliver a workshop designed to help participants understand what diversity is all about, and how they can work together to better support each other and the diverse population of students on campus and throughout the world. The goal is to help these leaders develop the ability to empathize, establish rapport and reach a very broad range of students from diverse backgrounds.