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May 26, 2006

NIH Wants Better Results From Minority Programs

Oxford Students
March 21, 2013

Race Gaps at England's Elite Universities

Investigations by The Guardian newspaper uncover disparities in the rates at which whites and minorities are admitted to competitive programs at Cambridge and Oxford universities.

April 22, 2005

Japan Mulls Workforce Goals for Women

The idea is to encourage authorities into lifting Japan from last place among industrialized nations in the employment of women scientists.

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

August 13, 2004

The Clear Path

Editor's note: MiSciNet's "Dear MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to

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

May 14, 2004

Are We Talking Enough?

We want minority students to choose majors in science, engineering, and mathematics departments and, we hope, proceed to careers in SEM.

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.

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.

May 10, 2002

Transitioning From Undergraduate to Graduate School

"The fact that I was one of the few ethnic minorities at BCM, as well as the only woman actively participating as a graduate student in my program, meant I was unique."

July 26, 2002

Fostering Diversity in the Earth and Space Sciences

"The failure to diversify the faculties and student populations in most earth and space science departments suggests that there may be prohibitive barriers, inappropriate pedagogical practices, or insensitive policies that make the academic environment unattractive to underrepresented groups."

December 15, 2000

Furthering Females

January 10, 2003

Mentoring Minority Engineers and Scientists in Industry

Efforts to ensure the inclusion of underrepresented minorities are important because they are often unlikely to have spontaneous connections with colleagues that develop into coaching or mentoring relationships.

June 28, 2002

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 6: Cheating, Betrayal, Denial, and Lies

"Integrity and honesty are the foundations upon which scientific inquiry and discovery are built. Trust allows us to believe what others have done and to use the results of others to drive our own research."

June 28, 2002

Philosophical Foundations for Systemic Mentoring at the Timbuktu Academy

"To be systemic, mentoring has not only to be comprehensive; it must also be woven through the core activities, values, and reward systems of an organization or academic department."

December 05, 2003

Return to Academia, Part Six: A Year in Review

"There is no single word I can use to describe my first year. I've been happy, stressed, frustrated, and tired, but this is the most fun I have had in quite some time!"

March 22, 2002

The MITE2S SEED Academy

MITE2S Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery (SEED) Academy will be an academic-year, Saturday enrichment program targeting African American, Hispanic American, and Native American high school students in Massachusetts.lems.

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 12, 2011

Content Collection: International Mobility

A roundup of Science Careers articles exploring international research experiences and what makes them successful.