SEISMIC Scholars Details and Application Below!


At our 2020 SEISMIC Summer Meeting, we heard from participants a desire to more formally connect the work of our Working Groups. In many ways, “measurement,” “experiments,” “implementing change,” and “constructs” are parts of larger processes for institutional change. Themes tie together the knowledge gained through SEISMIC projects within Working Groups to focus on specific SEISMIC goals and to make SEISMIC-level recommendations. To achieve our ambitions for large-scale improvement in equity and inclusion in introductory STEM courses, Themes enable us to leverage the expertise across the collaboration, intentionally bringing together experts in DEI scholarship, STEM teaching faculty, campus leaders, and institutional researchers. In December 2020 we launched our first theme: Policies, Practices, and Assessments for Change.

Theme: Policies, Practices, and Assessments for Change

Guiding Question

What are the best data-driven policies, practices, and assessment strategies to promote STEM classroom equity, and how can departments incorporate these strategies across their introductory courses?



SEISMIC Scholars

The SEISMIC Scholars opportunity is a new, paid, remote summer research internship to connect undergraduate students with SEISMIC members who are developing educational tools and conducting research to understand how to enhance equity and inclusion in large, STEM introductory courses. SEISMIC Scholars will engage in various activities over the course of the summer, including data collection and analysis, weekly professional development seminars, engaging with other SEISMIC collaborators through the SEISMIC Summer Meeting, and presenting their work. This program will enable undergraduate students to build interdisciplinary networks with fellow students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and post-docs across SEISMIC institutions. SEISMIC Scholars will receive mentorship from the Scholar team during weekly live remote meetings and their SEISMIC advisor as they work on specific projects. The program will support students’ professional development and further the goals of current SEISMIC projects to foster a diverse STEM environment. This summer program is open to current 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students enrolled at SEISMIC institutions and will run June 14 – August 20, 2021. Students should expect to spend about 10 hours per week on this internship. The application deadline is April 2, 2021, 11:59 pm PT. Please email with any questions.

Benefits to Students

  • Paid summer research opportunity ($1500 stipend over the 10-week internship)
  • Develop research skills and networking opportunities
  • Develop confidence as practitioners of science through hands-on research experience
  • Foster connections with faculty mentors
  • Build academic social networks
  • Increase capacity for professional development


Apply Here to be a SEISMIC Scholar


More activities to be announced soon…