Grad Cohort Workshop for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills (IDEALS)

Formerly Grad Cohort for Underrepresented Minorities and Persons with Disabilities (URMD)

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Date: April 11-13, 2024

Applications for 2025 Grad Cohort for IDEALS will open Fall 2024.

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Program Chairs

Ayanna Howard

The Ohio State University

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Ramon CaceresRamón Cáceres


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Melanie Moses

Melanie Moses

University of New Mexico

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Hakim Weatherspoon

Cornell University

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Founding Steering Committee

Nancy Amato, Texas A&M University Theo Benson, Duke University
Dilma Da Silva, Texas A&M University Jeff Forbes, National Science Foundation
Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University Chad Jenkins, University of Michigan
Daniel Jimenez, Texas A&M University Russ Joseph, Northwestern University
Richard Ladner, University of Washington James Mickens, Harvard University
Melanie Moses, University of New Mexico Armando Solar-Lezama, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lydia Tapia, University of New Mexico Valerie Taylor, Argonne National Laboratory

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