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About the STEM Success Initiative


To promote a diverse and inclusive introductory STEM learning community integrating students, faculty, and staff to better support student success.

Major Efforts

The STEM Success Initiative supports students directly by providing academic support, and indirectly via cultural initiatives and faculty development opportunities.

Academic Support

Inclusive Excellence

Professional Development

  • The Introductory STEM Faculty Learning Community (ISFLC) - campus professors and staff meet regularly to discuss best practices for inclusive STEM teaching and learning at Wooster. In Fall 2017, this group meets on Mondays at 4 pm. For more information or to be added to the ISFLC email list, please contact Steph Strand and/or Missy Schen.
  • Support attendance of faculty at STEM-focused pedagogical conferences.

Participating Departments/Programs

As of Fall 2017, the STEM Success Initiative involves and supports all science and mathematics departments/programs at Wooster. 

STEM Advisory Board

The STEM Advisory Board (STEM AB) is a council of individuals across campus departments and programs that advise and direct programs to support the mission of the STEM Success Initiative.  If you have questions, please contact us. 

Members of the STEM AB (2017-2018):

Name Department Title
Karl Feierabend (Chair) Chemistry Associate Professor
Katie Boes Biology Instructor; Laboratory Coordinator
Jen Bowen Mathematics & Computer Science Associate Professor; Chair
David Butts Center for Diversity and Inclusion Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
Kate Gullatta Learning Center Assistant Director
Kara Melrose STEM Success Initiative STEM Zone Coordinator
Meagen Pollock Geology Associate Professor; Chair
Missy Schen Academic Affairs Director of Educational Assessment
Stephanie Strand Biology, BCMB Associate Professor