Ten Faculty Awarded AVDF PFL Grants for Innovative Community Collaborations and STEM/Social Sciences Courses
Ten faculty members representing ten Periclean institutions were selected to teach new, innovative courses with a community-initiated project as part of Cohort II of The Periclean Faculty Leadership (PFL) Program in the STEM and Social Sciences, supported by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVDF) and The Eugene M. Lang Foundation.
Students in these courses apply academic content to address grand challenges raised by community partners, and campuses develop meaningful partnerships with their local community. The newly selected AVDF Periclean Faculty Leaders (PFLs) in STEM and Social Sciences are proposing ambitious projects that will make a real difference for their local communities:
These are just a few examples of PFLs and their courses. Among this new cohort, community partners range from prisoner reentry services to local historical societies. PFLs and their courses represent a variety of disciplines including biology, health and exercise sciences, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, psychology, and sociology. Community-initiated projects are addressing one or more of the grand challenges: climate change, education access, immigration, mass incarceration, public health, race and inequality, and voter engagement.
Cohort II of AVDF PFLs in STEM and Social Sciences will teach in 2021-2022, and they join our growing community of Periclean Faculty Leaders including the previously announced Cohort I of AVDF PFLs in STEM and Social Sciences. Project Pericles thanks The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and The Eugene M. Lang Foundation for their support of this program. The tremendous impact these PFL courses will collectively have on students, faculty, campuses, their communities, and higher education more widely, is inspiring.
A complete list of Cohort II of AVDF PFLs in the STEM and Social Sciences, Courses, and Community Partners is below: