James Holland’s legacy in STEM, IU continues

This article is reproduced with minor edits from a 2017 featured story on the IU Office of the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs website.

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“The programs that bear his name are fitting tributes to Dr. Holland’s distinguished career,” said Martin McCrory, IU assistant vice president for diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs, and IU Bloomington vice provost for educational inclusion and diversity.

“The summer programs help create a pathway for future scientists to thrive. I personally witnessed the impact they can have on students when my son participated in Dr. Holland’s Summer Enrichment Program. The program solidified his interest in science and helped him decide to attend IU Bloomington as a STEM major. It is vitally important that we continue to build upon the foundation created by Dr. Holland.”

Added Julia Jennings, director of Community and Schools Partnerships: “I think Mary Ann and Armin do a great job of connecting the subject matter to what the students are actually interested in, so it’s a more personal, one-on-one experience. It’s a long-running program, and it’s obviously got good bones and good structure to be as sustaining as it is.”

Indeed, the development of these programs—and certainly the participants—is something that Dr. Holland himself would celebrate.