This year two CFAES Equity and Inclusion Mini-grants were awarded. The first was submitted by Dr. Malak Esseili, a post doctorate researcher in the Food Animal Health Research Program on Wooster Campus. Dr. Esseilli's grant will use the funds to continue efforts to bring faculty, staff, and graduate students together to engage in dialog around issues related to diversity, equity,and inclusion. The $500 award is supporting a series of programs built around identities and examining common misconceptions and how to over come such misperceptions. View grant application here. If document does not open you must save it to your computer and then open.
The second grant award was submitted by Dr. Kristi Lekies, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. The grant was awarded $2000 to support Youth Beat, a radio program organized and carried out by 8 teens from the Barack Recreation Center on Columbus' South Side. Each Thursday the teens brainstorm and identify topics related to health. They then identify speakers and interview them and air the shows on a monthly basis. The Youth Beat group provides training and technical assistance on interviewing, recording and editing audio. View grant application here. If document does not open you must save it to your computer and then open.
Congratulations to both Dr. Malak Esseili and Dr. Kristi Lekies.