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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...

Changing the Culture for Women and Underrepresented Groups in STEM+M

Although sponsoring and facilitating K-12 activities to increase the participation of young girls and students from underrepresented groups in STEM+M (science, technology, engineering, math,...

Connecting the Dots

Harrisburg University Links STEM Education to Economic Needs According to an analysis of 2016 data by New American Economy, STEM job postings in the United States...

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virtual Academic Community Uses Tech to...

When Chris Brucker started his graduate degree in architecture at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), none of his classmates were deaf or hard of...

2018 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...

Reconstructing the STEM Hierarchy

How the #MeToo movement has helped spark a fervent effort to transform the structure of scientific laboratories Sexual harassment has been a constant in Blair Schneider’s...

Two-Year Colleges Prepare Underrepresented Students for Careers Via Hands-On Experiences

With more than 1,500 institutions serving 42 percent of all undergraduate students in the U.S., two-year colleges remain a vital component of our nation’s...

Perceived Gender Bias Leads More Women to Pursue Lower-Paying Fields, Study...

The perception of gender bias plays a significant role in many women’s choice of a major and career path, according to a new study...

Profiles of Success: New Book Highlights Women in Tech

Released by River Publishers, The Internet of Women: Accelerating Cultural Change profiles 30 female leaders in engineering and technology worldwide. Drawing on case studies...

Institutions Leverage Grants to Close the Diversity Gap in STEM Education,...

In the last decade, the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), along with their related industries and knowledge-based products and services, have...

NMSDC Launches Program to Help Minority Millennials Become Successful Entrepreneurs

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) recently announced the launch of a new initiative to assist the millennial generation of minority entrepreneurs. Sponsored...

Inclusion of Diverse Groups in STEM Leads to Increased Creativity, Innovation

Innovations in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) — both in academia and biotechnology — have had a positive effect on society at the...

Study Reveals Correlation Between Conformity to Gender Norms and Women’s Chosen...

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma released a study showing that, for female college students, choosing a major is often related to the degree...

UMass Lowell Addresses Gender Bias in STEM Academia Through New Initiative

Nationally, women earn 41 percent of all doctorate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines but make up only 28 percent of...

Changing the Face of Climate Change Science

Institutions are beginning to see the importance of engaging all groups in the environmental movement If humans continue burning fossil fuels at the current rate,...

2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award

INSIGHT Into Diversity is proud to recognize leaders from underrepresented groups who are making a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and...

University of Virginia Serves the Community Through Engagement and...

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Bi-Partisan GI Bill Update Will Greatly Expand Education Benefits for Veterans

Lawmakers unveiled legislation last week that, if passed, will dramatically expand and improve higher education benefits for U.S. military veterans. The update to the...

Diversity Engagement in the Largest Comprehensive System of Higher Education in...

Managing a system-wide diversity office in an enterprise as large as The State University of New York (SUNY) is a unique and sometimes daunting...

Partnership Aims to Expand Pathways to STEM Education, Careers for Veterans

Thanks to a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) has partnered...

Google Gives $1M to Increase Silicon Valley Workforce Diversity

Multinational technology company Google announced Friday that its philanthropic arm, Google.org, will award $1 million to two Latino-serving nonprofit organizations in Silicon Valley that...

University of Arizona Receives $1M NSF Grant to Increase Minority STEM...

In an effort to boost diversity among domestic students pursuing graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, the National Science Foundation...

Inspiring Women in STEM

INSIGHT Into Diversity is proud to recognize women who are making a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with...

NACME Works to Ensure Accessible, Affordable, and Accountable Engineering Education...

Motivated by the staggeringly low number of minorities in STEM programs and professions, minority leaders, business executives, the academic community, and corporations came together...

Penn State’s Diversity Inspires a Thriving Community

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

STEM Employment: Possibilities and Challenges

In the last decade, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have become an increasingly important part of the U.S. economy. The U.S. Bureau...

STEM+M Health Professions Pipeline Program Creates Opportunities for Hispanic High School,...

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills are necessary now more than ever to compete in a global economy. Improving access to quality STEM...

AccessSTEM Aims to Make STEM Careers a Reality for Students of...

According to James Brown, executive director of the nonprofit STEM Education Coalition, the future of the economy lies with the science, technology, engineering, and...

Disparities, Shortages Still Exist in STEM Pipeline, Studies Show

The number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents earning graduate degrees in STEM fields fell 5 percent between 2008 and 2014, while the number...

The University of Alabama Prepares the Next Generation of STEM Business...

At the University of Alabama (UA), students interested in STEM and business can find the best of both worlds. The university’s STEM Path to...

Online Exclusive: STEM Dean Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with three female deans of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools. These women provided insight on the critical...

Master’s-to-PhD Program Paves Smooth Path for Underrepresented Students

As science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals work to advance innovation in the U.S., another nationwide battle is taking place within higher education:...

Benefits of OU Engineering Bridge Program Stretch Beyond Summer

The University of Oklahoma (OU) has a long history of supporting minority students majoring in engineering. The College of Engineering’s Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP),...

Non-Cognitive Competencies in Graduate Admissions: Enhancing Validity and Diversity

Although the importance of diversity in STEM graduate education is rising in the U.S. — notably with commentary from National Science Foundation leadership —...

Wesley Cannon Scholars Program Provides Support for Low-Income STEM Majors

When Riza Bautista started as an undergraduate student at Wesley College, a small liberal arts and minority-serving institution in Dover, Del., she decided to...

Help Wanted: STEM Professions Offer Growth and Opportunity

In the U.S., occupations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) currently make up more than one out of every 10 jobs and pay...

STEM Dean Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with three female deans of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools. These women provided insight on the critical...

NCWIT Provides Tools for Recruiting and Retaining Women in IT

Although women are slowly beginning to make up a larger overall percentage of the STEM workforce, some occupations are still experiencing a wide gender...

Improving Recognition Through Awards: How to Mitigate Bias in Awards

Regardless of whether one’s STEM career pathway is in academia, government, or industry, awards are important indicators of career success. Awards are influential in...

University of Cincinnati Scholars Academy Opens Door for STEM High School...

In an effort to increase the number of underrepresented and low-income students who enter STEM fields, the University of Cincinnati (UC) kicked off its...

Google Works with HBCUs to Boost Diversity in Tech Field

In an effort to increase diversity — specifically the number of African Americans — in the U.S. tech sector, Google has embedded software engineers...