The ASSETS Research Group is actively working with others to support STEM education and build a more diverse STEM community at SFSU and beyond.
Interdepartmental Collaboration. Members of our group work across departmental lines because collaborative instruction and encouraging student engagement improves learning irrespective of academic discipline. The curricular activities designed by the group are based on rigorously designed social psychology interventions that have shown to close achievement gaps by gender, race, and socio-economic status. Learning is further improved by building communities of practice around projects.
SF BUILD. We work closely with SF BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity), a project funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce. SF BUILD is led by San Francisco State University in partnership with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The ASSETS Research Group serves as one of four Core Research Facilities in which SF BUILD Scholars receive training and guidance.
As part of her work with SF BUILD, Dr. Eroy-Reveles conceived of and oversees the SF BUILD Faculty Agents of Change group. The group engages STEM faculty in learning about and implementing evidenced-based practices, particularly those that promote an inclusive, engaging classroom and research environment. This group of STEM (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology) faculty has built a community of practice to support each other in developing and implementing evidenced-based practices in the teaching and research environment.
The Center for Science and Math Education. The Center for Science and Math Education (CSME) works to give all students a fair chance to succeed in learning STEM, through creating intensive STEM career pathways open to all students, with focused recruitment of underrepresented student populations; improvement of key gatekeeper STEM courses; and providing supplemental instruction. Dr. Eroy-Reveles is the Chemistry Faculty Liaison for both the Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program and Learning Assistant (LA) Program. Both programs provide opportunities for undergraduates to support teaching and learning in large-lecture chemistry and physics courses.