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    March 23, 2007

    A Question of Balance

    "I produce 10 data points that completely undermine what everybody thinks they know about the archaeological record here. It was really important and really interesting, and almost nobody believed me." -Joan Brenner Coltrain

    August 24, 2007

    Suzanne Estes: Talking Evolution

    "Suzanne is one of the hardest working scientists I know." --Patrick Phillips

    March 10, 2006

    Minority Admissions: Countering Cultural Blocks

    Jennifer Zimbroff (pictured above) wanted to understand why qualified high school students, especially minority students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, fail to take advantage of the college opportunities that are available to them.

    February 27, 2009

    When Ironies Make Perfect Sense

    Gina Wingood, a black Catholic woman raised in a white suburb, found love and her calling in San Francisco's ghettos talking condoms, sex, and ethnic pride.

    May 05, 2006

    Group Diversity: Mock Juries Reveal Surprising Effects of Diversity on Groups

    A study conducted by Samuel R. Sommers indicates that juries including a mix of ethnicities perform better than all-white juries.

    November 25, 2005

    AESEDA: Global Opportunities for Minority Earth Scientists

    “Our goal is to begin to influence the new crop of African academics that can then engage with colleagues here to develop long-lived collaborative relationships.”—Michael Adewumi

    July 01, 2005

    Christopher Andronicos: Understanding Mountains and Minorities

    Andronicos feels a tremendous amount of responsibility to help other minority students persevere and succeed in their studies.

    December 17, 2004

    From Buenos Aires to Bosons

    Although her research ranges from the smallest particles of matter to the larger, ever-expanding universe, Carena has always stayed true to herself and led an otherwise normal life.

    October 12, 2007

    Rita Thornton: Turning Obstacles into Steppingstones

    "I explained what I wanted to do. I warned that it would be different from what they were used to. Then I asked if they could help me. And they all agreed." --Rita Thornton

    January 18, 2008

    Following the Image

    "For her, that's the ultimate goal, not just for the status of a cover image on a sexy, high-profile journal but rather that this is a beautiful image that people are going to see." --Rebecca Heald

    May 16, 2008

    African Americans Studying STEM: Parsing the Numbers

    Incoming African-American students express interest in the sciences, but their rate of attrition is high.

    November 20, 2009

    Audacity, Part 3: Funding Audacious Science

    What are the best strategies for funding high-risk, high-reward research?

    March 12, 2010

    Audacity, Part 4: Taking Liberties with Research Grants?

    Is it a good idea to propose a safe research project to NIH or NSF, then use the money for riskier work?