INSPIRE will be hosting our 2022 Annual Scientific Teaching Seminar, May 17th, with our invited speaker Dr. Robin Wright, in person this year (if condition permits)!


INSPIRE will be hosting another visit from our Advisory Board Members, April 11-12, 2022! Our program benefited greatly from their visit in 2019, with their expert advice and report, and we are excited that they will be meeting with our INSPIRE community again.


INSPIRE is funding 5 undergrads from our partner schools again this summer for 2022 RISE research at Rutgers, mentored by INSPIRE Fellows in their labs!

We appreciate the generous funding from the office of Rutgers' previous SVPAA Dr. Barbara Lee, and now EVPAA (Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs) Dr. Prabhas V. Moghe, Rutgers' Chief Academic Advisor, to help make this great opportunity possible!

We have successfully run this RISE-INSPIRE program for 5 years now, since the renewal of INSPIRE grant in 2017.

This RISE-INSPIRE Summer Research program also helps support the STEM diversity pipeline at Rutgers. As RISE-INSPIRE Scholars, they will also be eligible for the Summer Undergraduate Pipeline to Excellence at Rutgers Graduate (SUPER Grad) fellowship program if they return to Rutgers for graduate study. Learn more here.


INSPIRE hosted our 2021 Annual Fall Seminar Series, Thurs Oct 28, virtually 10-12:30


INSPIRE co-hosted our NIH-IRACDA 2021 National Conference, this time all virtual, for 3 days as usual!:

IRACDA 2021 National Conference | Center for Inclusive Education

June 28-30 (Virtual)

11-4pm EST Daily

We also invite you to follow us on Twitter at @iracda2021  


Two more of our Fellows are exiting the program and getting academic jobs - Congratulations, Vicky and Jessica!

Vicky DiBona: Tenure-track Assistant Prof, Saint Anselm College, NH
Jessica  Fellmeth: Tenure-track Assistant Prof, Penn State Schuykill, PA


Wednesday, December 9, 2020  1:00PM-2:00PM

2020 Scientific Teaching Seminar

Towards More Inclusive Active Learning Classrooms:
How groups of students are differentially impacted by active learning

Dr. Sara Brownell, Associate Professor, Arizona State University


Friday, October 16, 2020   10:00AM-12:00PM 

INSPIRE 2020 Annual Retreat including a Morning Workshop from NCFDD

Workshop Topic:  Building a Publishing Pipeline:

Concrete Strategies for Increasing Your Writing Productivity -

Workshop Leader:  Professor Erin Furtak, University of Colorado Boulder,

Member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)


NIH-IRACDA  2020 National Conference: Co-hosted by Stony Brook, Rutgers, Einstein

At this time, we have made the difficult but absolutely necessary decision to postpone the New York/New Jersey IRACDA 2020 National conference to a to-be-determined date in the spring/summer of 2021. 


INSPIRE 2019 Fall Retreat

We invited INSPIRE Alumni Dr.  Matthew R. Marcello, Associate Professor at Pace University, who gave an exciting speech and shared more advice with INSPIRE Fellows at our luncheon afterwards.


2019 Rutgers Active Learning Symposium

The 2019 RALS will take place on Wednesday May 22nd in Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering on Rutgers-NB's Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ.


INSPIRE 2019 Annual Scientific Teaching Seminar

For 12-1pm Thursday May 9th, INSPIRE invited Dr. Marybeth Gasman from University of Pennsylvania, who will join Rutgers in fall!


NIH-IRACDA conference, 2019:University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Our INSPIRE fellows will present at the IRACDA conference this summer! ...


INSPIRE 2018 Inaugural Fall Retreat

INSPIRE hosted our first Fall Retreat with 2 featured speakers, Eric Ho and John Kerrigan ...


NIH-IRACDA conference, 2018:University of Georgia

Our INSPIRE fellows presented at the IRACDA conference this summer! ...


INSPIRE 2018 Annual Scientific Teaching Seminar

INSPIRE invited Dr Scott Freeman from University of Washington ...

INSPIRE alumnus Dr. Jason Lunden featured on the journal of  Nature in 2015 (photo here with his mentor Dr. Emanuel DeCicco-Bloom):

" A researcher who studies autism-like behaviour in mice takes inspiration from his own condition."

"Jason Lunden was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome while doing a PhD in neuroscience. Now a postdoc at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he conducts research on stress in mice that exhibit autism-like behaviours. "


NIH-IRACDA conference June 4-6,2017:University of Alabama at Birmingham

Three of our INSPIRE fellows will present at the IRACDA conference this summer! ...


INSPIRE Alumni Now in Faculty Positions

INSPIRE fellows and associate fellow obtaining faculty positions...


INSPIRE 2015 Annual Scientific Teaching Seminar

INSPIRE invited Dr April Hill from University of Richmond ...