Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.04
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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Temple University
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Katherine Switala-Elmhurst
Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Center for Inclusive Competitiveness

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Center for Inclusive Competitiveness was created to help make the STEM future (family-sustaining careers, business, education and global competitiveness) belong to everyone.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that, during the period 2010–2020, employment in S&E occupations will grow by 18.7%. The Center for Inclusive Competitiveness (CIC) seeks to place underserved communities at the forefront of STEM education and on the pathway to success through inclusion in the innovation economy.

The CIC wants to create a transformative educational experience for students focused on research, problem solving, critical-thinking, leadership, communications and market-driven solutions to social problems that improve quality of life.

The CIC brings together the Temple College of Engineering with the College of Science and Technology, the Katz School of Medicine and the Fox School of Business to continue that mission. The CIC will perform research and deploy strategies to create a pipeline for empowering underrepresented populations with access to STEM education leading towards competitiveness for local communities, regional economies and global leadership.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 30 students from the Philadelphia School District are currently working with Temple Engineering senior design teams to design an aquaponic system.

In addition, the College of Engineering will collaborate with universities in Nigeria on different STEM programs to solve some of the agricultural issues the country is facing, like desertification, the process of fertile land transforming into desert as a result of drought and poor agriculture.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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