The aim of the six Midwest institutions that make up the MEME Team, is to work towards a common goal: to develop more inclusive STEM departmental climates and cultures into which women and minoritized faculty may be better recruited, hired, retained, and advanced. To advance these change efforts, which are also championed by the Aspire Alliance, the MEME initiative will engage in collaborative, cross-institutional activities that focus on mentorship in STEM.
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis is a core campus of Indiana University that also offers Purdue University degrees. As a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, it is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus in Indianapolis, Indiana.
As the land-grant institution in the very first state to adopt the Morrill Act, Iowa State University wholeheartedly supports the mission of sharing knowledge beyond the campus borders.
Michigan State University is a public land-grant research university in East Lansing, Michigan. MSU was founded in 1855 and served as a model for land-grant colleges and universities later created under the Morrill Act of 1862.