Carver Teaching Initiative (CTI)

The Carver Teaching Initiative (CTI) is aimed at recruiting, retaining and supporting underrepresented minorities to pursue STEM teaching careers. As part of this effort, CTI...

(a) recruits high-achieving, college-bound, high school students;

(b) offers paid summer STEM teaching internships (for college freshmen and sophomores);

(c) funds full scholarships (for college juniors and seniors); and

(d) provides sustained support for beginning STEM teachers.

*This project is supported in part by a Drive Grant from the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1758481.

CTI Website 2019-2020 CTI Scholar Application

Black Kids Read (BKR)

Black Kids Read is one of the vehicles that we use for translational scholarship. Through Black Kids Read we create science-related books for children of African descent. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin reports that, fewer than 3% of children’s books published in 2013 feature African American protagonists. The percentage of children’s books that feature African American protagonists engaged in science is even lower. The aim of Black Kids Read books is to increase this representation. To learn more, visit the Black Kids Read webpage and bookstore.

BKR Webpage BKR Bookstore



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