We are proud to work with Dillard University to externally evaluate their NSF-funded HBCU planning grant – IMPACTS@DU. Over the course of the year, MNA will assess the university’s STEM course(s) re-alignment, faculty teaching and engagement, student support services and course taking patterns and future career plans. Additionally, up to 25 school and pre-university students will attend a series of STEM institutes, workshops, and complete research camps to learn about STEM opportunities on campus and plan their career ahead. This is MNA’s third HBCU planning and implementation grant evaluation. We are working with Bowie State University (MD) and Hinds Community College -Utica Campus (MS). We are looking forward to working with colleagues at Dillard University!
Kavita Mittapalli, Ph.D., is the CEO of MN Associates, Inc. She brings over 18 years of experience in conducting research and evaluation for various programs and initiatives. She started MNA while in grad school at George Mason University (VA). An agriculture graduate turned applied sociologist and a mixed methodologist by training, Kavita brings her extensive qualitative and quantitative research skills to the evaluation work she does.