CSU STEM Collaboratives
Dawn M. Digrius, Senior Project Manager

Advisory Board & Leadership

Dawn M. Digrius, Senior Project Manager

Before leading STEM Collaboratives, Dawn M. Digrius, Ph.D. conducted international research on the history of water resources manangement and sustainability in Latin America. Her work brought together engineering, science, humanities, and social science students from the College of Arts and letters, Stevens Institute of Technology where Dawn was Assistant Professor of History.

She holds the degrees B.A (Anthropology/Archaeology)., MPhil (European Intellectual History) and Ph.D. (History of Science) from Drew University where she studied the reconstruction of ancient environmental systems using paleoethnobotanical methods to better understand the relationship between humans and the environment. Digrius has presented at national and international conferences and at the United Nations, where she participates in ongoing work with the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the United Nations in the region of La Unión. "Knowing that the future of sustainable development resides in the next generation of scientists and engineers, I see great potential in recruiting students from outside the traditional pool of candidates in STEM; diversity is necessary in STEM in order to achieve the level of participation needed globally for the twenty-first century."

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Advisory Group

Beth Ambos

Beth Ambos
Executive Director
Council for Undergraduate Research

Sylvia Hurtado

Jennifer Keup
Director, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
University of South Carolina

Charlie Blaich

Charlie Blaich
Director, Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College

Harold Goldwhite

Harold Goldwhite
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Cal State Los Angeles

Susan Elrod

Susan Elrod
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Harold Goldwhite

Avrom J. Caplan
Associate University Dean for Research
The City University of New York

Kathy Wise

Kathy Wise
Associate Director, Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College

Kathy Wise

Judith Ramaley
President Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Public Service, Portland State University