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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.

March 18, 2005

Margaret Hiza Redsteer: Passing on Goodwill

In her work with Native communities, Hiza Redsteer engages with Native youth, modeling a powerful way they can contribute to their communities: by becoming scientists.

April 29, 2005

MS PHD'S: Inspiring Minorities in the Earth Sciences

The purpose of MS PHD'S is to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in earth-system sciences.

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.

August 19, 2005

Russell Stands-Over-Bull: Building Community and Developing Natural Resources

Stands-Over-Bull has now come full-circle, back to the Crow Indian Reservation where he grew up, where he assists Native American tribes in assessing and developing tribally-owned natural resources.

September 09, 2005

Minorities Making Progress in STEM: NSF's Recent Report Card

Several CEOSE committee members talked to MiSciNet about the report's findings and offered suggestions on how minority students may improve their chances of entering these fields and continuing on to establish rewarding careers as professional scientists.

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

March 03, 2006

Kenneth Ridgway: Earth Watcher, Earth Teacher

The first step to realizing this vision, says Ridgway, is for students to take a basic geology class and find out what geologists actually do.

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 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 24, 2006

Saving Languages, Sustaining Communities

“My interest has always been in language structure, the grammar of language,” Axelrod says. “So many different ways to talk about the world, it just makes you think how brilliant we are as human beings.”

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

April 20, 2007

MiSciNet Profile: Wilfredo Colón

"This idea of research was foreign to me. I'm sure that had it not been for that opportunity, I would not be a scientist today." --Wilfredo Colón

June 01, 2007

Jarita Holbrook: Guiding Star

"I had no idea that there were other African-American woman astronomers until I hooked up with the National Society of Black Physicists during my master's degree." --Jarita Holbrook

August 24, 2007

Suzanne Estes: Talking Evolution

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

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.

May 16, 2008

Dynamo Walking

"Betty got it right away. You've got to do the work. And I really think that's Betty. She's willing to make the sacrifices necessary to reach her goals." --Eric Grotzinger

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.