Fostering Inclusivity and Respect in Science Together (FIRST) aims for Davidson to build our inclusive capacity to engage all students in science, especially those who are new majority students or come to college via non-traditional pathways. We aim to change the way we do business, we aspire to remove barriers, to be more welcoming, and to help make science and scientists more diverse.
1. Expand and transform STEM faculty understandings of critical factors that foster STEM success for all students.
2. Reduce institutional barriers to STEM success by concretely addressing campus policies, practices, and structures that limit inclusivity.