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Rebekka Darner
Rebekka Darner
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Assistant Director for Underrepresented Groups, CeMaST

In addition to being a faculty member in the School of Biological Sciences, Rebekka is also the Assistant Director for Underrepresented Groups of ISU's Center for Mathemataics, Science, & Technology​. In this role, my goal is to increase the number and retention of students who belong to groups underrepresented in our science and math majors and programs. ​If you are a member of the ISU community who has similar goals, please connect with me so we can find ways to be mutually supportive. If you are an administrator at a high school or community college who would like discuss how we might support the successful admission and/or transfer of students of color and women to ISU to pursue a degree in a STEM field, please feel free to email me (

The ISU Noyce Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers in the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Space Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technology & Engineering
​​If you are interested in becoming a Noyce scholar, follow the link above to learn more about the program and feel free to email me ( your questions.
LS-AMP is a support program for minority students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, math, or any other STEM major. LS-AMP provides a community of supportive peers, mentors, staff, and faculty who will help you reach your short term and long​ term goals in the STEM fields. If you would like to get involved, please feel free to email Christa Platt at