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Sustaining diversity and INCLUSION throughout a summer of social distancing

Although working and studying remotely has its challenges, NCSA’s REU-INCLUSION (Incubating a New Community of Leaders Using Software, Inclusion, Innovation, Interdisciplinary and OpeN-Science, led by PI Daniel S. Katz and co-PI and coordinator Olena Kindratenko) fellows were still able to participate in the 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates program which included students from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Also, interns from our Student Pushing INnovation (SPIN) program (led by Olena Kindratenko) were able to continue working on these projects. Both programs allowed students to virtually collaborate with field expert mentors, participate in networking events and professional development seminars, and gain invaluable experiences that contribute to shaping their futures.

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