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    January 21, 2005

    NOAA Program Impacts Minority Serving Institutions

    NOAA Fisheries, based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has a long history of fostering minority development in the sciences.

    October 17, 2003

    No on Proposition 54, Part 1

    "The proposition would have banned colleges and universities in the state from collecting and using most racial and ethnic information. "

    June 04, 2004

    El Niño, Science, and Politics

    As a black man in South Africa, Philander had to cope with apartheid's brutal white-supremacist system on his path to becoming a scientist.

    May 06, 2005

    Timbuktu Academy: Mentoring Future Scientists

    Established in 1990 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Timbuktu Academy is an award-winning mentoring program for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

    April 16, 2004

    Pride and Principle

    Through it all, she bettered her skills and honed her experience until she could get her dream job--combining her knack for communicating with her science training.

    February 06, 2004

    Seeing the Forest for the Trees

    "I have always had an interest in trying to apply my mathematics to help mankind as best I could." --Abdul-Aziz Yakubu

    August 06, 2004

    Genetics and Culture Shock

    Bustamante has traveled far and learned what it takes to become a scientist in the demanding world of biomedical research.

    August 23, 2002

    Web Site Review: Minorities in Aquatic Sciences

    "Ultimately, the MAS site is successful in providing a simple, community-oriented site for underrepresented minorities interested in aquatic sciences."

    August 08, 2003

    Mentor With a Mission

    Cuker felt he was meant to help minority students become aquatic scientists, which is why he created the ASLO Minorities Program in 1989.

    February 10, 2006

    The Big Picture

    “I’d like to be here [longer]. But now my wife and my baby are in Japan, so I have to go back.”

    June 03, 2005

    The Road to a Neurobiology Ph.D.

    Gregory is now nearing completion of his Ph.D. at UCLA so now he has to figure out the next step on his career path.

    December 19, 2003

    Holiday Indulgence: Brandy Extraordinaire

    For more than 20 years, Hubert Germain-Robin has overseen the resurrection of his family legacy as the co-founder of Alambic Inc.

    October 07, 2005

    Balance and Love

    Hayes has become the youngest professor at the University of California, Berkeley, earning tenure at 30, when most scientists are at still postdocs and many are graduate students.

    September 26, 2003

    One Giant Leap for Womankind

    She enjoyed being able to explain a physical situation with an equation and solve that equation for a tangible solution. In her words, she "had a knack for it."

    May 12, 2006

    Directing Minorities Toward Careers in Evolutionary Biology

    "Undergraduates should get experience in a lab, the field, or a museum, to see if that sort of research suits them." --Scott Edwards

    January 16, 2004

    Exceptionally Average

    Time and again, he has changed his professional outlook to satisfy an intellectual question.

    May 21, 2004

    Diversity in the S&E Workforce: Industry vs. Academia

    --Dr. Willie Pearson, chair of Georgia Tech's School of History, Technology, and Society

    February 11, 2005

    We're Doing Just Fine

    A survey of the top 50 ranked physics departments in 2002 shows that of 1998 physics faculty members, there were 12 of identifiable African heritage.

    March 19, 2004

    African and Caribbean Brain Drain, Part 1

    The loss of these highly educated professionals from developing countries to developed nations has been termed "brain drain" or reverse transfer of technology.

    May 21, 2004

    Diversity in the Workforce: Industry Versus Academia

    --Dr. Willie Pearson, chair of Georgia Tech's School of History, Technology, and Society

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