Scientific Travel Extension Program For Outreach Representatives Working to Advance Research Diversity (STEPFORWARD)

What Has Been Achieved:

A geospatial tool that enables users to identify minority-serving, primarily undergraduate, and non-R1 institutions in specific geographical areas, selecting for research activity in areas of interest, to enhance visibility and accessibility.


Importance of Achievement:

This tool is designed to broaden participation and strengthen trans-disciplinary community connections through travel extension, and is also designed in a manner that can potentially serve additional use cases.


Unique Features of the MIP That Enabled Project:

Platform mission and scale of MIP enabled the implementation and hosting of an IT-intensive community tool.

K. Hilse, K. Dressler, E. Hudson, V. Crespi (Penn State)
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