The Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence for the Study of STEM Interventions (SOSI Center) invites you to apply for the 2022 SOSI Center Summer Institute to be held June 26-28. While the previous virtual SOSI Institute focused on introducing asset based theoretical frames, this year’s in-person SOSI Institute themed: Translating Critical, Strengths-Based Conceptual Frameworks to STEM Programming & Design: Exploring Theory to Practice and Practice to Theory, will elaborate on the practical application of those frameworks to support the grant writing process, publishing work on enhancing STEM inclusion, and STEM related program design.

The goal of the Institute is to provide an engaging and interactive platform designed to result in a pragmatic product. To that end, the structure of the Institute will be both large group presentations and discussions as well as small working groups. For more information, please visit the SOSI Center Website:

As part of SOSI’s commitment to providing equitable space, participants will receive:

  • Hotel accommodations from June 26 – 29, 2022
  • Meals
    • Dinner Sunday June 26 and Monday 27, 2022
    • Breakfasts provided by the hotel.
    • Lunch on June 27 and 28, 2022
    • Snacks during the sessions
  • Opportunity to apply for a partial travel award up to $200.

Please complete the SOSI Center Institute application (2022 Summer Institute application) by May 25, 2022. Application review will occur on a continual basis. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 28, 2022. If accepted, please respond with your intent to participate and all additional information requests by June 3, 2022. Please contact Michael Garcia ([email protected]), SOSI Center Program Director, if you have any questions. We look forward to your application.

SOSI Center Leadership Team

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