BUilding Identity Leading to Diversity (BUILD)

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BUILD aims to build the STEM identity of MSU students and positively impact their persistence, graduation, and progression into STEM careers and/or graduate programs.

Research shows a positive, strong, and resilient STEM identity can translate into greater success. BUILD will strive to bolster student’s STEM identity through Competence, Performance Recognition, and Transformative Co-Curricular Engagement.



Spring 2024 BUILD Scholar Welcome Letter

Fall Applications Available in March 2024

BUILD Commitment

  • Meet with a BUILD advisor once per semester

  • Meet with peer mentor once per semester
  • Participate in four required events
  • Participate in two optional events

  • Participate in an internship, research or shadow an internship/research.

Spring 2024 Required Events/Commitment/Tracking

Spring 2024 BUILD Scholar Requirements

Upcoming Events

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

February 28, 2024

Overcome Anxiety

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

March 1, 2024

JCPenney Suit Up

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

March 5, 2024

Imposter Syndrome, SI 1113

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

March 13, 2024

Math for Human Flourishing, SI 1068

March 19 - 23, 2024

Spring Break

Leadership Team

Hsiu-Ping Liu

Dr. Hsiu-Ping Liu

Director of Center for Advanced STEM Education and Professor of Biology

Principal Investigator

[email protected] 303-615-0221

Dr. Rob Niemeyer

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Co-Principal Investigator

[email protected] 303-605-7192

Dr. Bridgette Coble

Director of Career Engagement

[email protected] 303-615-1014
Headshot of Kristy Duran

Dr. Kristy Duran

Faculty Director of Undergraduate Research and Professor of Biology

[email protected] 303-605-7401
Dr. Manuel Del Real

Dr. Manuel Del Real

Executive Director for HSI and Inclusion

[email protected] 303-605-7331
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