Community engagement at the Morgridge Institute is linked with our mission to spark scientific curiosity and to serve society in partnership with UW–Madison. For us, “community” includes students, teachers, researchers, and the general public…and that means that our work isn’t limited to a laboratory:
- We build programs designed to inspire the next generation of fearless scientists.
- We support educators working to enrich their STEM classrooms.
- We provide professional training to prepare well-rounded early-career researchers.
Our programs are also designed with diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind. Nearly 1 in 4 workers in the United States are employed in STEM occupations. But women, along with Latinx, Black, and Indigenous people remain underrepresented in STEM occupations relative to these groups’ proportion of the U.S. population.
We strive to ensure our programs are accessible to members of these underrepresented minorities, to students who are first-in-family to college, and to students from rural communities. It’s also important that anyone participating in our programs have an inclusive experience that emphasizes the importance of diversity in STEM.