Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Research Spotlight

Whether federally funded by grants from the National Science Foundation or Department of Education or smaller-scale faculty-guided undergraduate and graduate projects, research at Chico State is marked by a collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach that prioritizes student learning opportunities.

As a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI), the University also has a number of programs geared particularly toward engaging historically underserved and low-income students in research activities.

Here are some current research highlights related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Chico Adelante Program

Latinx and low-income graduate and undergraduate Adelante scholars are researching topics from COVID-19 impacts on Latinx families to the analysis of bi/multilingual discourse in science classrooms.

Meet the summer 2020 student researchers

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Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience

Faculty are training to include research methods in their lower-division courses to encourage historically underrepresented students to engage in research projects early in their studies.

Read about CURE

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Improving Learning and Equity in STEM

Science Education professor Ben Van Dusen is developing STEM education research methods and instruments that focus on diverse students at HSIs to aid faculty in improving equity in the classroom.

Read about the project

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Tackling the Digital Divide

Nearly 1 in 5 Californians doesn’t have high-speed internet—a devastating disconnect in the time of COVID-19. Our Geographical Information Center is working on a solution.

Read about the research

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Computational Literacy Across Secondary Settings

The CLASS Program is an accelerated, supportive master’s degree pathway with a full time, yearlong teacher residency. Students earn a masters and teaching credential with a living stipend up to $36,000.

Explore the CLASS Program

Featured Research Program

Chico Stem Connections Collaborative

Chico STEM Connections Collaborative (CSC2) offers undergraduate research opportunities to historically underserved students majoring in engineering, computer science, construction management, natural sciences, and agriculture.


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