Mary Hendriksen | June 15, 2015
This fall, the Graduate School will launch a unique Ethical Leaders in STEM program, a yearlong leadership development opportunity for third- and fourth-year Ph.D. graduate students.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the goals of the program are to provide an opportunity to become aware of and further develop one’s leadership strengths; to provide an ethical foundation for decision-making; and to positively impact the community.
Each participant will engage in a self-identified leadership practicum on campus or in the community throughout the year of the program. Fellows have proposed a variety of projects—from creating improved mentoring programs for undergraduate students in their departments to teaching basic computer programming at South Bend’s Center for the Homeless to organizing a reading group on the moral psychology of peace and justice for faculty and students. Seminars will occur every three weeks, with a few all-day experiences. Participants will receive course credit and a stipend.