Dr. Kim S. Nguyen is the Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI of several National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) active awards, including five Noyce grants, two Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) awards and IUPUI Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (IPREP). She is the founding director for operations and had served the Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (UCASE) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) from 2006 through 2016. During her years of employment at IUPUI, Dr. Nguyen also served as Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management in the Purdue School of Science for 15 years. Dr. Nguyen earned her doctor of education degree from Indiana University and has worked in higher education administration at community college, private university and public research institution since 1976. Her areas of expertise include student recruitment and retention, STEM educational outreach, collaborative partnership cultivation and project management. Currently, Dr. Nguyen collaborates with Chicago State University and Argonne National Laboratory to establish a pilot center of excellence, the Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE) that is funded by the National Science Foundation.