2024 IUSE National Summit

IUSE = (DEIA + STEM) x Innovation

The 2024 IUSE Summit is June 16-18, 2024. Principal Investigators for each award will receive an invitation email. Space is limited, please register as soon as possible.

View archived materials from the 2022 IUSE Summit

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Join Us June 16-18, 2024 Washington, D.C.

The 2024 Improving Undergraduate Education (IUSE) Summit is being held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008. The Summit is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM ET on June 16 and end at 12:30 PM ET on June 18.

This year’s summit will feature continuous opportunities to connect with, learn from, and share your work with fellow members of the IUSE community, National Science Foundation, and the greater undergraduate STEM education community.

The AAAS-IUSE Team and the NSF IUSE Program Directors expect a representative from all mature projects to submit lightning talks or poster abstracts to share research results, learnings or transformation strategies, or grant management best practices. Newer 2023 awardees are also welcome to submit proposals of their work. The deadline for lightning talks and poster submissions is April 1, 2024.

Who is Invited?

One project personnel from each active NSF IUSE project is invited to attend the Summit. Principal investigators of each NSF IUSE award will receive an invitation allowing them to register. Principal investigators may share their invitation with another project team members if they would like them to attend the IUSE Summit in their place.

If your award is a multi-institution collaborative award, principal investigators from each institution will receive an invitation.

Please register as soon as possible as venue capacity and hotel room support are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. If the principal investigator of your IUSE project has not received an invitation, please contact iuse@aaas.org.

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Registration, Hotel & Travel


There is NO registration fee for this event. After registering, you will receive confirmation that your registration was accepted within 10 days of registering. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Hotel accommodations are available for confirmed attendees and are on a first-come, first-served basis.* Your registration confirmation will include a link allowing you to book your hotel room. You must book your hotel room through this process to receive complimentary room nights. Participants are eligible to receive up to a 2-night hotel stay (Sunday, June 16 & Monday, June 17). Any additional hotel expenses or additional room nights booked will be at your own expense. When checking in, the hotel will require you to put a credit card on file for any incidentals.

*Register early. There are limited hotel rooms available.


Participants are responsible for coordinating their own travel to and from the Summit using travel funds from you IUSE grant budgets.


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  • Cultivating Data-Informed Leadership for Systemic Change: Insights from the Coalition for the Reform of Undergraduate STEM Education (CRUSE)

    Leadership at multiple levels is critical for cultivating an institutional culture in which efforts to improve the effectiveness of undergraduate STEM educatio…

  • Developing Pre-Service Teachers’ Equity Literacy in Content Courses

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  • The Future Outlook for Teaching and Learning Beyond COVID

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  • NSF Funding Opportunities Breakfast

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