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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

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.

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."

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.

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.

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. "

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.”

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.

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

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.

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

June 18, 2004

Science Policy's Frontline

From the director and board to the directorates and offices at NSF, these specialists play a vital role in making sure the science policy "machine" runs smoothly.