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Scholarship Created to Diversify Veterinary Profession
In an effort to increase the number of underrepresented students looking to become veterinarians, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, has announced the creation of a scholarship to support diversity.
September 8, 2021
East Oakland Native Helps Minority Students Navigate the World of Tech
Danielle Rose is the newest CEO of SMASH, the Summer Math and Science Honors Academy, which aims to remove barriers for disadvantaged students pursuing tech careers.
August 28, 2021
The National Science Foundation Awards $10 Million to Duke to Diversify STEM
Dr. Nicki Washington and Dr. Shaundra Daily of Duke University have been awarded $10 million from the National Science Foundation to create The Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (AIICE). AIICE focuses on access and retention for historically underrepresented groups in computing education by implementing systemic changes; combining social science with computer science to boost identity […]
August 5, 2021
Central NY Colleges Form Alliance to Help Retain Underrepresented Students in STEM
An alliance of colleges and universities throughout Central New York will use a $1.99 million grant from the National Science Foundation to attract and retain students from underrepresented backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The group, called the Central New York LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation) Alliance, will be led by […]
July 23, 2021
The Importance of Valuing Diversity Within Research
The world of research has never been more inclusive than it is now. Only 100 years ago, nearly all researchers were white and men. Research participants were primarily white men as well. Classic social science studies including the Stanford Prison Experiment only included college-aged men as participants, while people of color were forcibly experimented upon, resulting in inhumane pain and in some cases, death.
July 23, 2021
NSF Awards $1M Grant to Fund UAlbany’s STEM Retention Efforts
Focused on retaining more women and women of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the National Science Foundation awarded $1 million to the State University of New York at Albany (UAlbany). The three-year grant will fund the Striving to Achieve Gender Equity in STEM (SAGES) project to offer increased campus support, departmental […]
July 15, 2021
New Approaches To STEM Engage Traditionally Underrepresented Students
When Dr. Felesia Stukes joined the faculty at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in 2017, she was the first Black computer science faculty member in the HBCU’s 150-year history. Today, she is working hard to lay a foundation for her students to become future colleagues. Part of that process requires understanding the reasons why students of color all too often choose not to pursue STEM fields despite interest and ability.
July 13, 2021
Roueche Center Forum: Toward Gender Equality in Technology Careers
COVID-19 has demonstrated that technology is a bridge to sustaining a degree of normalcy in our lives. Institutions were able to switch almost overnight to online instruction and services only because of advances in technology, showing how critical having prepared professionals to address world problems is. According to the 2021 study “Women Chief Technology Officers in Community Colleges” by Monica D. Wiggins, the prevalence of technology today requires skilled technology workers — more than ever before — to secure, design, maintain and upgrade an ever-increasing number of advanced technological devices and programs.
July 9, 2021
Tulane Graduate Medical Programs Put on Probation, Partly Due to Diversity Concerns
Tulane University School of Medicine’s graduate medical education programs were put on probation last week, partly due to diversity and inclusion concerns, WDSU reported. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) notified the school Jul. 2, according to a letter Tulane medical school Dean Dr. Lee Hamm sent to faculty and students. The change […]
July 8, 2021
University of Oregon Receives $500 Million for Research Campus
The University of Oregon has received $500 million from Oregon couple Penny and Phil Knight, launching the next phase of the school’s westside research campus in Eugene, The Oregonian reported. This is the second gift from the duo, after gifting $500 million in 2016 that launched the university’s Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The money will go […]
July 7, 2021
This Professor Introduces Women to STEM By Bridging Engineering and Health Care
Currently, women represent 15–18% of the STEM workforce but 85% of the health care field. As the director of Florida Poly’s Health Systems Engineering program, Dr. Grisselle Centeno hopes to encourage more women to opt for STEM careers by developing a bridge between health care and engineering.
July 7, 2021
NSF-Funded Initiative Promotes Diversity Within STEM Faculty Ranks
Even before the acronym “STEM” was introduced by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2001, academics were grappling with the overall lack of diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the specific need to accelerate the process of diversifying STEM faculty.
July 6, 2021
Community Colleges Do Heavy Lifting in STEM and Innovation
When people talk about innovation and moving the country forward, two-year institutions are often not part of the conversation. In fact, community colleges have for years borne the stigma of being last-choice institutions for students who either weren’t ready for four-year institutions or who needed to reskill to stay relevant in the workforce. But these institutions are also becoming increasingly a first-choice option, both for students coming right out of high school, and those who have been out for some time — and in many cases, for students who are still enrolled in high school, thanks to the growing popularity of dual-enrollment programs. Much of the emphasis in community college is and has always been around helping to prepare students for jobs. But from Texas to Maryland and around the country, more and more of those jobs are in STEM fields.
July 2, 2021
Dr. Estella Atekwana Appointed Dean of College of Letters and Science at UC Davis
Dr. Estella Atekwana has been appointed University of California, Davis dean of the College of Letters and Science, effective Aug. 1. Atekwana was a faculty member in the Department of Earth Sciences and dean of the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment at University of Delaware. Atekwana holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from […]
July 2, 2021
Bryant University Awarded with $650,000 for STEM Scholars Program Funding
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted $650,000 to Bryant University’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) scholarship Program. The funding is aimed at encouraging women, minorities and low-income students to pursue STEM careers. According to university officials, approximately 75% of the grant allocation will be for scholarships. “In addition, Bryant’s STEM Scholars program will […]
June 29, 2021
Tulane University is One of Nine Founding Members of the Diverse Built Environment Scholars Initiative
Tulane University is one of nine founding members of the Deans’ Equity and Inclusion Initiative, a partnership of U.S. schools of architecture, planning, and design fostering a diverse group of scholars focused on socio-ecological and spatial justice, equity and inclusion. Part of the initiative is a cohort-based fellowship program supporting early career faculty seeking to engage […]
June 24, 2021
Diné College to Hold Groundbreaking for $7.4 Million Shiprock Math and Science Building at New Mexico Campus
Diné College will hold a groundbreaking for a $7.4 million Shiprock Math and Science Building (MSB) at the Shiprock, New Mexico campus on Monday. Construction for the new building will start July 2021, with an expected completion date of March 2022. Funding for the building comes from a General Obligation Bonds passed by New Mexico […]
June 24, 2021
Pasadena City College Wins First Place in NSF Community College Innovation Challenge
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) – partnering with the American Association of Community Colleges – announced the three winners of the Community College Innovation Challenge. Pasadena City College won first place, with a nanoparticle of silver wrapped in gold to treat cancer at lower cost and with fewer side effects than radiation and chemotherapy. […]
June 23, 2021
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