Conference Sponsors and Funders: 2019 Transforming STEM Higher Education

The Association of American Colleges and Universities thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of this AAC&U Network for Academic Renewal Conference.

Platinum Sponsor



Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In education, its mission is to empower every student. We believe limitless potential is within every student, every educator, every school. Together, we can unlock this potential by providing technology that empowers educators and inspires students.


Gold Sponsors

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities. As the unrivaled leader in higher education journalism, we serve our readers with indispensable real-time news and deep insights, plus the essential toolscareer opportunities, and knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Our award-winning journalism is well-known at colleges and universities: More than 2 million people visit our website every month, and 1,650 organizations across the country make our journalism available to every one of their employees and students. Our newsroom is home to top experts in higher education who contribute to the ongoing conversation on the issues that matter.


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
 has been America's premier source of timely news, provocative commentary, insightful interviews, and in-depth special reports on diversity in higher education for over two decades. Leaders from academe, industry, and public policy have all come to rely on this award-winning news magazine to stay abreast of the trends and issues that go to the very core of the future of this country and its place in an ever-changing world.


Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education. Whether you're an administrator or a faculty member, a grad student or a vice president, we've got what you need to thrive professionally: breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, career advice and practical tools to advance your career. Inside Higher Ed is a top resource for those in higher education, drawing 2.2 million readers each month, making it the ideal platform to reach a large and diverse audience of influential higher education professionals. 


Silver Sponsor was founded in 2006. is the first Latinx professional employment web site designed specifically for the higher education community. It was launched in response to a growing concern about the need to promote career opportunities in higher education for the growing Latinx population. This site helps employers connect with the largest pool of Latinx professionals in higher education in the United States, Puerto Rico and internationally by disseminating employment opportunities to registered candidates and a national network of Latinx-serving organizations.


Friend Level Sponsor

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The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program provides Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD students pursuing STEM degrees a full scholarship, internship, and guaranteed employment at a Department of Defense (DoD) lab or facility upon completion.

About AAC&U Meeting Sponsorships

AAC&U's Meeting Sponsorship program provides organizations, nonprofits, companies, publishers and others the opportunity to showcase their products and services while exchanging information with members of a higher education audience. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please go to AAC&U Sponsorships or contact AAC&U's Office of Outreach and Member Engagement at 202-387-3760 or email us at


Conference Funders

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science; to advance national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense. Guided by its Strategic Plan, NSF has established a performance area focused on broadening participation to expand efforts to increase participation from underrepresented groups and diverse institutions throughout the United States in all NSF activities and programs.