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CSUN Receives Grant to Boost STEM, Arts Diversity at LA Colleges

As part of its Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) program, the U.S. Department of Education recently awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to California State...

NIH FIRST Program Bolsters DEI Goals Among Biomedical Faculty

Through an ongoing program, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and participating institutions are working to build an inclusive biomedical research field that attracts...

Diverse STEM Classrooms Lead to Higher Grades for All Students, New...

A recent study published in the journal AERA Open has highlighted a significant correlation between classroom diversity and improved academic performance among college STEM...

Emory Launches AI Institute to Improve Patient Care, Health Equity

Emory University announced it is launching a new institute this month that will harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to provide more cost-effective...

UMass Amherst Launches Center to Integrate Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) is partnering with Indigenous communities across the U.S. and internationally to launch a new Center for Braiding...

UMD Researcher Launches National Project to Make Mathematics Departments More Inclusive

A University of Maryland (UMD) researcher is leading a new national pilot project to make mathematics departments more inclusive for people from diverse backgrounds. Using...

New Study at CNU Aims to Identify Barriers for Women in...

Researchers at Christopher Newport University (CNU) have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore how gender, race/ethnicity, and social identity impact...

Duke Invests in Community-Engaged Research to Increase STEM Access

Duke University is taking action to advance racial and social justice by investing in community-engaged research. The private university in Durham, N.C., recently allocated...

Hewlett Foundation Awards $20M to Diversify Cybersecurity Field

Cybersecurity, like many STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, has been historically male-dominated and lacks diversity.  According to the 2018 report “Innovation Through Inclusion:...

Grant Bolsters University’s Support for STEM Students with Disabilities

With new federal grant funding, the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has implemented several programs...

Institute Uses AI to Promote Equity in STEM Education

The Inclusive Intelligent Technologies for Education (INVITE) Institute uses AI (artificial intelligence) technologies to make STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education more equitable...

InSciTE Program Teaches Valuable Career Skills to Future STEM Workforce

In January 2022, Wiline Pangle, PhD, a faculty member in the Department of Biology at Central Michigan University (CMU), collaborated with 14 of her...

NSF Program Expands STEM Research to Overlooked Schools, Researchers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently launched Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED), a program designed to break down systemic...

New Partnership Aims to Increase STEM Job Opportunities for Alaska Native...

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) recently announced a new partnership...

SACNAS Celebrates 50 Years of Success in STEM Diversity

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. For the past five decades, SACNAS...

NIH Expands Funding to Support Diverse Research Faculty

In its third round of funding of the Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved four...

Binghamton Launches Research Alliance with HBCUs

Binghamton University is launching a new alliance with six historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in an effort to build collaborative research capabilities and...

NASA Allocates $5 Million to Women’s Colleges to Address STEM Gender...

NASA recently announced it will provide more than $5 million in funding to seven women's colleges and universities to help combat gender disparities in...

Wildlife Biology Professor Weaves Indigenous Heritage into Lessons

Erim Gómez, PhD, was 5 years old when he saw a National Geographic documentary about grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park. From that moment...

HBCUs Announce Creation of New Colleges

Two historically Black institutions, Harris-Stowe State University and Xavier University of Louisiana, recently announced the creation of new academic colleges on their campuses. Harris-Stowe State,...

University, Community Colleges Partner for More Inclusive STEM Education

The University of Wyoming (UW) and five community colleges in the state are building a faculty network to share best practices and make science,...

$2.5 Million Grants Target Diversity in STEM

Six universities will each receive $2.5 million through the Driving Change initiative, a project that supports building more inclusive learning environments in the subjects...

Introductory STEM Courses Drive Out Underrepresented Female Students at Higher Rates

The likelihood of obtaining a college degree within the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) after receiving a low grade in just...

Northern Arizona University Selected as Regional Hub for STEM Alliance for...

Northern Arizona University’s (NAU) Institute for Human Development was recently selected as the regional leader for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Alliance of Students...

NIH Funds Program to Attract Underrepresented Students to Genomics

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is using new grant funding to build relationships with and between Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and major research...

Federal Agencies Strengthen Ties to Minority-Serving Institutions Through New STEM Programs

Federal agencies have a long history of partnering and cooperating with higher education institutions to advance research in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)...

Study Shows Men Who Are Straight, White, and Able-Bodied Find Privilege...

A new study by University of Michigan sociology professor Erin Cech has found that men who are straight, White, and able-bodied receive better treatment...

City College of New York Receives NSF Grants to Improve STEM...

This week, the City College of New York (CCNY) received nearly $3 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to boost diversity in biochemistry,...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Commits $1.5 Billion to Advance DEI in...

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Maryland announced in May that it will commit $1.5 billion to a 20-year program designed to build...

Virginia Tech Partners with Boeing to Create Workforce Development Center for...

On Monday, Virginia Tech and Boeing announced they are partnering to create a workforce development center that will help military veterans transition into civilian...

University of California System Joins Nationwide STEMM Diversity Initiative

The University of California (UC) system announced Tuesday that it will join the STEM Equity Advancement (SEA) Change initiative that seeks to improve diversity,...

Minority-Serving Institutions Partner with U.S. Energy Department to Advance Solar Energy...

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) recently awarded $3.2 million to seven Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) as part of the...

INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Lenore Pearlstein Featured as Panelist on Women’s Roundtable...

On Wednesday, Lenore Pearlstein, co-publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, was featured as a panelist on Clemson University's second annual Women’s Roundtable. The Women's Roundtable...

New Virtual STEM Academy Connects Underrepresented Student-Athletes to Health Careers 

This summer, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) took an innovative new approach to recruiting young men who are underrepresented in the...

Evolution of Assistive Technology Presents A World of Possibilities for People...

In October 2007, Mark Daniel, an 18-year-old ironworker, was driving home after several consecutive 80-hour work weeks. Exhausted, he fell asleep at the wheel,...

NASA Awards $3.5 Million to MSIs to Support Upcoming Lunar Mission

NASA’s Artemis mission aims to revolutionize humanity’s understanding of the moon by developing a “robust human and robotics presence” on the lunar surface, according...

Sexual Harassment Continues to Plague Women in Science

Sexual harassment in the field of scientific research is a longstanding issue that deters some women from pursuing their educational and career goals. The...

The Least Diverse Field in Science

Climate change impacts underserved communities the most, yet geoscience remains homogenous Within the span of a few months, 2021 saw some of the worst weather...

VA Tech Creates Virtual Minecraft Museum to Teach Engineering

A team of faculty and students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech) have developed a unique online resource to inform students...

The 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Awards

INSIGHT Into Diversity is proud to present the 79 winners of the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award. This honor recognizes the effort that...

NASA, National Science Foundation Launch Initiative to Increase Student Diversity in...

NASA and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have partnered for a new initiative to provide underrepresented students with career pathways in engineering through...

UW-Madison Launches Project to Advance Anti-racism in STEM and Medicine

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) recently launched a multi-year project to advance anti-racism practices and pedagogy in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM)....

Hesabu Circle Connects Black Mathematicians and Students

Kagba Suaray, a professor of mathematics at California State University, Long Beach, recently created a unique program to combat racial inequities in his field. Hesabu Circle,...

Former Participants Express Concerns with Google’s Pipeline Program for Black College...

Former participants in Google’s Howard West program say the pipeline initiative meant to increase the number of Black students in tech was riddled with...

Billionaire Investor to Launch Alternative Student Loan Program for HBCUs This...

In fall 2021, junior and senior STEM college majors at select historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will be eligible for a new student...

Nonprofit Gives Computer Science Training to Thousands of Underrepresented Students

This summer, more than 750 students from across the U.S. participated in 12 weeks of free computer science training through CodePath, a nonprofit dedicated...

Universities Are Using Innovative Learning Programs to Tackle AI’s Diversity...

From smart assistants like Alexa and Siri to Google search algorithms and social media feeds, artificial intelligence (AI) technology plays a central role in...

The Challenge of Continuing Active Learning in STEM in an...

In an effort to protect the health of students and faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic, many universities and colleges have moved a substantial portion,...

Rochester Institute of Technology Hosts ‘Reverse Career Fair’ to Connect Diverse...

In February, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) hosted its biannual Affinity Reception, providing dozens of corporate recruiters a unique opportunity to network with...

Experts Explain the Continuing Drop in International Enrollment and What Higher...

Declines in international student enrollment are a growing concern at American institutions of higher education. Since the start of the fall 2019 semester, data released...

Game On! Program Opens Minds to Technology and Teamwork

Children in rural Washington State are learning core values through what some might see as an unusual combination — soccer and coding. Central Washington University’s...

Here’s the Full List of 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award...

It’s a fact that underrepresented professionals who work in STEM fields enjoy significant opportunities to engage in new discoveries and innovations on a global...

Nonprofit Aims to Place 10,000 Black and Brown Students in STEM...

The nonprofit group Fund II Foundation recently launched a project it hopes will open the door to top-tier STEM careers for thousands of underrepresented...

Study Shows that Women of Color Face Highest Barriers to Employment...

A study published earlier this summer in the journal Sex Roles confirms longstanding anecdotal evidence that Black and Latinx women experience the highest levels...

Collaborative Offers Resources for STEM Role Models and Mentoring

The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is a network of public and private sector organizations dedicated to maximizing access to STEM resources for girls....

Groups Aim to Put STEM Majors in the Classroom to Solve...

Math and science educators are a close second to special education when it comes to shortages nationwide, according to a 2016 report by the...

STEM Fields Need Male Allies to Advocate for Greater Gender Equity

Research shows that men have a key role to play in the advancement of women in STEM, as well as in all fields where...

International STEM Scholars Face Visa Restrictions, Racial Profiling Under Trump

STEM scholars from countries outside of the United States contribute enormously to research initiatives at American universities. They generate billions of dollars annually toward...

Inclusion for Black Mathematicians: A Q&A with Edray Goins

In 1925, Indiana resident Elbert Frank Cox graduated from Cornell University and became the first African American to earn a PhD in mathematics. Nearly...

Large Classes Deter Female Participation in STEM, New Research Shows

A new study published this week in the journal BioScience reveals that female students are less likely to participate in STEM classes with 120 or...

Black Engineer of the Year Award Winner Pursues Student Engagement in...

As a young boy, Cory Weathers didn’t know repairing his grandmother’s stereo system would help shape his future into becoming an award-winning military aerospace...