Dr. Pamella Shaw among recipients of National Science Foundation grant that will fund pilot STEM center

Pamella Shaw, D.M.D., M.P.H.
Pamella Shaw, D.M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Pamella Shaw, associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Indiana University School of Dentistry, is a co-principal investigator on a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant that will be used to create a regional STEM center with the goal of increasing minorities in science careers.

The five-year grant has been received by lead partner Chicago State University, IUPUI, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to establish a pilot regional Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation center of excellence that will work to recruit and graduate minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics academic majors at 28 universities in the Midwest.

Of the five key personnel for the Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence, two are faculty from the IUPUI campus. Principal investigator Dr. Sandra Westbrooks, Chicago State provost, will work with co-principal investigators Dr. Shaw of the dental school and Dr. Kim Nguyen of the IU School of Education at IUPUI.

The unique collaboration is described in this Indiana University news release.