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.



Fall 2023 BUILD Scholar Welcome Letter

Upcoming Events

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

Thursday, September 28, 2023, SI 1009

Welcome Back Open House

October 1 - October 31, 2023

Apply to be a BUILD Scholar

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, October 16, 2023, SI 3079

Strength Workshop

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Friday, October 27, 2023, Tivoli Adirondacks (440/450)

Women in STEM Conference

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, Tivoli

Career Carnival

Seeking BUILD scholars for Spring 24! 

Application Period is October 1 – 31, 2023

This program aims to build scholars’ STEM identity in the pursuit of STEM graduate degrees and careers.

Application: Is open Apply

Commitment and Benefit:

Questions: Contact Lori Taylor ([email protected]), Program Manager Center for Advanced STEM Education


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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