Chemistry faculty member Dr. Dawn Ward traveled to Washington, DC last week to attend the TIDES conference, Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM, presented by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU). Dr. Ward served as a Capital Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL (AAC&U ) representative at the TIDES Institute. Participants discussed outcomes of projects they developed through funding from the program. The goal of this institute was for TIDES and PKAL affiliates to discuss goals for future dissemination of information and sharing of CRT (culturally relevant teaching) resources, as well as continued networking within the organizations.