PULSE originated in October, 2012 as an initiative launched by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS/NIH). Forty Vision and Change Leadership Fellows were selected from a pool of applicants that had demonstrated leadership experience and experience as change agents in STEM education at Associate’s, Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctoral/research universities. The Fellows developed programs that currently serve institutions of higher education across the US.
We transitioned to a tax-exempt, educational non-profit in 2016. Since our founding in 2012, we have recruited two rounds of new Fellows, and have engaged more than 300 departments/institutions in our programs. Our programs were initiated with grant funding, and we continue to have limited support from several different educational funding programs. These programs are now supported by charging fees to participant institutions. We seek to offer our programs to any institution regardless of ability to pay, so continue to seek financial support from public and private sources, including individual donations. Please visit the ‘GIVE’ link, above to make a donation.
All PULSE Fellows and those participating in PULSE events must adhere to PULSE's Code of Conduct.