The Understanding Interventions (UI) work began with the idea of a conference to facilitate dissemination and exchange of hypothesis-based research on interventions and initiatives that broaden participation in science and engineering research careers. Co-organized and led by Anthony DePass and Founding Co-Chair Daryl Chubin, the conference design encourages dialogue among behavioral/social science and education researchers, evaluators, and faculty in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields who participate in intervention programs. Graduate students in these fields are also strongly encouraged to attend.
UI conference workshops, training sessions, symposia, and posters communicate effective strategies from successful STEM intervention programs, present results from empirical research studies, and synthesize the translation of research findings into practice on STEM learning, undergraduate research, graduate education, and student retention. This has now expanded many other activities and resources that anchor communities of scholarship, assessment, and practice.
Our broader mission is to positively impact the outcomes of efforts aimed at broadening participation in science and science careers through the expansion and dissemination of the relevant body of knowledge, and facilitate its implementation in practice, policy development, training, and professional development.
Our broader mission is to positively impact the outcomes of efforts aimed at broadening participation in research and research careers through the expansion and dissemination of the relevant body of knowledge, and facilitate its implementation in practice, policy development, training, and professional development.
This work began with the idea of a conference to facilitate dissemination and exchange of hypothesis-based research on interventions and initiatives that broaden participation in science and engineering research careers.
Anthony L. DePass
Dr. Anthony DePass is the Director of Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science (UI) and Co-Director for the Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence for the Study of STEM interventions. Dr. DePass is the Publisher of the UI Journal, and over the last three decades, he has led and evaluated several externally funded training and development programs including NSF ADVANCE, LSAMP, SSTEM, HBCU-UP, IUSE, and Noyce Teacher Scholarship program.
David S. Weiss
Dr. David Weiss is a Professor in the Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology and Neurology at the University of Texas San Antonio where he serves as Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Weiss was the recipient of a NIH Javits Award for his cutting-edge research in neuroscience.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Senior Director of Science Education
University of California San Francisco Vice Provost of Student Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate Division
University of Michigan Founding Director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity
Southern Center for Broadening Participation in STEM Founder and Executive Director
University of Washington
Program Operations Specialist (E S 8), ENG: Deans Office-Do IT Program
University of Michigan Associate Director of the Diversity Research & Policy Program (DRPP), Associate Research Scientist
National Science Foundation (NSF) Science Policy Analyst
American Society for Microbiology ABRCMS Acting Director, Education Project Director/Co-Principal Investigator: Plenary Sessions & Partnerships
Rutgers University Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiology, Director, NIH Minority Biomedical Research Support Program
Association of American Colleges & Universities Vice President, Undergraduate STEM Education Project Kaleidoscope, Executive Director
University of California, Berkley Assistant Dean, Biological Sciences Biology Scholars Program, Director & Co-Founder UI Journal Associate Editor
Northwestern University Associate Dean for Professional Development
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Senior Fellow in Science Education
Alberto I. Roca
University of Wisconsin-Madison DiverseScholar, Executive Director; MinorityPostdoc.org, Editor
CUNY Hostos Community College Professor
Democratic Party of Lincoln County CD-2 Vice President
North Carolina Biotechnology Center Founder of Intersections of Science, Business, and Diversity
Journal Leadership Team
Spelman College Chair & Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry UI Journal Managing Editor
Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE) Director, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology UI Journal Development Editor