IINspire is a National Science Foundation-supported regional alliance committed to broadening the participation of US students from racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields.  As part of this alliance Wartburg is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment that challenges and nurtures students for meaningful lives in the STEM professions.  

IINspire @ Wartburg sponsors a variety of programs and activities to support students and build community. These activities include:

  • Mentoring programs with peers, faculty, and alumni
  • One-on-one tutoring for STEM classes
  • Career and professional development workshops for students
  • Research opportunities
  • Travel to regional and national conferences
  • Study groups for common classes
  • Social events with other STEM students and STEM faculty
  • Study skill workshops
  • And more!

Leadership Team

The IINspire Alliance involves 16 state, private, and community colleges in Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska who work together to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education the Midwest.  More information about the Alliance and Alliance activities can be found at the IINspire website.

The Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINspire) project is a part of the LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) program funded by the National Science Foundation under award number HRD-1102461.